Funding for a Preliminary Engineering Study of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Lady Bird Lake and interim improvements was approved in 2016 in an effort to improve the safety and character of the crossing. The City's contractor will compile a preliminary engineering report that will analyze several crossing alternatives and make a final recommendation. The goal is to select a preferred alternative that is feasible and to understand the cost of the project and potential timeline to aid in further development.
The City began Preliminary Engineering in July 2018 and is currently identifying needs and issues for the construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge crossing Lady Bird Lake near Longhorn Dam.
There will be a total of three public meetings for the project. The City held the first public meeting, outlined below, to collect feedback on needs and potential interim improvements for Longhorn Bridge. Alternatives for the final design of the bridge will be presented at the second meeting, followed by a final recommendation at the third meeting.
The City will notify stakeholders when the second meeting is scheduled.
Public Meeting #1 - Nov. 13, 2018 (Fiesta Gardens)
Public Works and Austin Transportation staff introduced the project, presented an overview and solicited feedback from from attendees at various stations.
To be included in project updates, pleasesign up for our mailing list. If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, we encourage you to view the presentation and feedback station display boards above and provide your feedback by emailing pwdUrbanTrails@austintexas.gov or by contacting the project manager, listed below.
Staff is committed to considering all feedback in the development of interim improvements to Longhorn Bridge and development of alternatives and final recommendations for the proposed crossing.
Preliminary Engineering Timeline
Begin Preliminary Engineering
Identify Needs and Issues (Meeting 1)
Present Alternatives (Meeting 2)
Make Recommendation (Meeting 3)
Begin Detailed Engineering
This study is estimated to cost $500,000 and is being sponsored by Public Works and Austin Transportation.
Public Works Public Affairs Office: 512-974-7111
Genest Landry, Project Manager