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The Capitol Complex Reclaimed Water Main Project (Project ID: 5267.034) will construct approximately 10,500 linear feet of reclaimed water main. Reclaimed water is highly purified wastewater that is ordinarily discharged to the Colorado River. Once processed, it can be used by customers for nondrinking uses such as irrigation, cooling, toilet flushing and manufacturing. Using reclaimed water helps conserve our drinking water supply.

The City of Austin Public Works Department and Austin Water began construction of the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project from 7th to 10th Street in November 2015.

Congress Avenue is Austin's and Texas' main ceremonial street, providing a grand boulevard between the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. It is a distinctive place that we encourage people to go to, not just pass through.

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.

The City of Austin Public Works Department and Austin Transportation will begin construction at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lakeshore Boulevard in the summer of 2016 as part of the Riverside Drive Corridor Improvements Project. 

In fall of 2016, the City of Austin Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Austin Water Utility, will begin the Justin Lane Street Reconstruction and Utility Adjustments project. Burnet Road to Reese Lane will undergo street reconstruction; waterline improvements will be made from Burnet Road to Lamar Blvd.   

The Main to Junction 420 Reclaimed Water Project ( ID: 5267.046) will construct approximately 6,600 ft. of reclaimed water main. The project will start on Rio Grande Street adjacent to the ACC Rio Grande Campus and end south of Lady Bird Lake at Auditorium Shores. Reclaimed water is highly purified wastewater that is ordinarily discharged to the Colorado River. Once processed, it can be used by customers for nondrinking uses such as irrigation, cooling, toilet flushing and manufacturing. Using reclaimed water helps conserve our drinking water supply.

The N Lamar Blvd and Burnet Rd Corridor Improvements project (Project ID: 9383.002) is a voter-approved  project from the 2012 General Obligation bond, 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 Report.

In June 2016, the City of Austin Public Works Department and Austin Water will begin construction in your neighborhood for the Northwest Brentwood Water System Upgrades Project. Work will include the installation of water lines, fire hydrants, valves, water service connections, wastewater manholes, and complete street overlay.  Replacement of this aging infrastructure in the area is necessary to reduce the potential for water line breaks in the future as part of the Renewing Austin Program.

The Public Works Department, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) and Travis County EMS are currently in the process of designing a new fire/EMS station to serve the Onion Creek area. Construction is slated to begin in winter 2017 and the station will be located at the intersection of FM 1626 and Old San Antonio Rd. The addition of this station will aid AFD and Travis County EMS in improving response times to accomodate growth and annexation along the southern fringe of Austin. 

In March 2016, the study phase for the replacement bridge at Redbud Trail over Lady Bird Lake will begin. This project has been years in the making and is the result of increasing strains on the bridge due to flooding, population growth, the number of vehicles on the road and heightened use.

In February of 2016, the City of Austin Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Austin Water Utility, began the Rio Grande Street Reconstruction and Utility Adjustments project. On Rio Grande between 24th and 29th Streets, the street will be reconstructed to include storm drain improvements, new waterline, new sidewalk, curb, gutter, ramps, a two-way cycle track, bicycle racks, benches, trees and trash bins.

On April 30th, the City of Austin began construction on the Southeast Allandale Neighborhood Water and Wastewater Improvements Project, funded by Austin Water.  Work includes the installation of water and wastewater mains, valves, water and wastewater service connections, wastewater manholes, and complete street overlay. 

The City of Austin’s Public Works Department and Austin Water are coming to your neighborhood for the Spicewood Springs Pump Station Improvements Project. This project will improve the water distribution system around the pump station, alleviate low pressure in the Mesa service area and upgrade the station's electrical system.