As part of the Transit Oriented Development Ordinance No. 20050519-008, the Watershed Protection Department identified needed storm water infrastructure improvements on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (MLK) near the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) Red Line crossing. During heavy rain events, there is potential for this area to become impassable along MLK.
The Brentwood Water and Wastewater Improvement Project is part of Renewing Austin, an Austin Water program to replace and upgrade aging water lines. Austin Water is protecting our city's water infrastructure by investing in upgrades and repairs of the existing water lines, as part of the Renewing Austin program. Water line breaks are well documented in this area and the project is necessary to avoid further expenditures to maintain water lines that have broken frequently.
In order to maintain reliable delivery of drinking water to City of Austin customers, The Public Works Department and Austin Water are undertaking two major improvement projects within the Albert R. Davis Water Treatment Plant. These projects will upgrade and replace several electrical and mechanical components of the plant, including constructing a new medium service pump station building and electrical substation building.
In 2016, the Austin City Council directed staff to establish a pilot program to help inform possible recommendations for installing permanent public restrooms in the downtown area. During the pilot program, a temporary restroom facility was moved between five downtown locations for set periods of time. Based on the usage data and other information collected, specific locations were identified for installation of permanent restroom units.
The Highland Park Water & Wastewater Improvement Project is being planned to construct a second water line to feed into the area. The project will run about three miles from Far West Blvd. to Crestway Dr. with much of the work being done along Balcones Drive.
The City of Austin Public Works Department is currently in the process of designing the Meadow Lake Boulevard street extension project.
City of Austin – Austin Water Subproject No. 2127.012
The North Austin Reservoir, located near North Lamar Blvd and Koenig Lane, was built in 1913. The reservoir stores potable water to maintain sufficient volume to provide to customers in this area. The reservoir has exceeded its useful life and it is time to build a new modern reservoir and pump station to improve reliability of the water distribution system.
The N Lamar Blvd and Burnet Rd Corridor Improvements project (Project ID: 9383.002) is funded from the voter-approved 2012 General Obligation Bond Program, with a total allocation of $15 million, supplemented with other sources, to address multi-modal corridor improvements identified in the N Lamar Blvd/Burnet Rd Corridor Mobility Report.
Construction of a new bridge designed to handle current-day loading conditions, increasing vehicular traffic, and increased safety and multi-modal transportation options for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Sabine Street Promenade project, located along Sabine Street between 4th and 6th Streets, gives priority to bicyclists and pedestrians by creating a festival street atmosphere.
CIP ID 3023.035
In order to maintain reliable wastewater treatment to City of Austin customers, Austin Public Works and Austin Water are undertaking a major improvement project within the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing gravity sludge thickener and equipment was constructed in 1977 and is beyond its useful life. Replacement of the existing gravity sludge thickener and the equipment is necessary to restore reliability to the thickening process.
The West Allandale Water Improvement Project is part of Renewing Austin, an Austin Water program to replace and upgrade aging water lines. The pipes running below our streets carry the very lifeblood of our community, but aging water infrastructure can be a major problem. Austin Water is protecting our city's water infrastructure by investing in upgrades and repairs of the existing water lines, as part of the Renewing Austin program.
Austin Water has completed the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the Williamson Creek Interceptor Project and is currently progressing the design to 60%. Construction is projected to begin in 2021; however, staff from the City of Austin's Public Works Department and Austin Water are continuing to meet with neighbors in the project vicinity to discuss potential project impacts, route options, and the overall project purpose.
The Zilker Water and Wastewater Renewal Project is part of Austin Water’s Renewing Austin Program, an ongoing program to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure. Water line breaks are well documented in the area. The project is necessary to increase reliability of service and avoid further expenditures to maintain water lines that have broken frequently. Wastewater lines will also be improved in the area.