Austin Transportation has completed traffic calming improvements on Lakewood Drive between FM 2222 and the Bull Creek Bridge. The improvements include a traffic circle at the intersection of Lakewood Drive and Driftwood Drive and asphalt speed cushions with a median at three locations along Lakewood Drive.
These features help to improve safety and better channel traffic in the area by reducing speeds on Lakewood Drive and at the right turn from Lakewood Drive onto Driftwood Drive. Low-height curbs around the traffic circle island and on the approaches provide mountable support for large vehicles to navigate the traffic circle. Delineated striping and yield signs provide guidance to traffic entering and exiting the circle.
The Old Enfield traffic calming project was approved through a process predating the LATM program and process. Given neighborhood stakeholder feedback, staff have reviewed the project plan and have decided on the following revisions.
The Austin Transportation Department’s final recommendations for the Old Enfield neighborhood are as follows:
Intersection of Niles Road and Hartford Road: Remove traffic circle and replace with rubber speed cushions north and south of the intersection. Construction on Hartford Road will be coordinated with Hartford Road pavement maintenance work scheduling.
Median at West Lynn Street: Remove median and restore previous speed cushion configuration.
Intersection of Watchhill Road and Hartford Road: Omit construction of traffic circle and install rubber cushions north and south of the intersection.
The following locations will be modified, but require further review with a final decision anticipated by fall 2018. Devices subject to landscaping also need further analysis as to final landscape design, construction and maintenance.
Intersection of Windsor Road and West Lynn Street
Curb extensions at Rainbow Bend
Modification of the traffic calming devices is anticipated to be complete the end of 2018. Schedule for other ongoing work, including water line and paving on Hartford, will be updated as those projects progress. The work is weather-dependent, and may require changes to the schedule for weather events or other unscheduled occurrences. Please visit this page periodically for the most up-to-date information on the project.