Join city staff and consultants at one of several open house meetings.
As part of the voter-approved 2016 Mobility Bond, preliminary engineering processes have been launched on Cooper Lane, Davis Lane, FM 1626, Latta Drive/Brush Country Road and Johnny Morris Road to address substandard street elements such as missing sidewalks, drainage issues, insufficient pavement widths and more. The processes includes community engagement, data collection and analysis of existing conditions, and will result in a preliminary engineering report for each roadway with recommendations to enhance safety and mobility.
People who live, work, play or commute along the roadways are invited to join City staff and consultants at public open houses for each of these substandard street projects:
Latta Drive and Brush Country Road (Project Limits: William Cannon Drive to Tiffany Lane)
Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hampton Branch Library (5125 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749)
Johnny Morris Road (Project Limits: Loyola Lane to FM 969)
Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barbara Jordan Elementary School (6711 Johnny Morris Rd., Austin, TX 78724)
FM 1626 (Project Limits: Manchaca Road to I-35)
Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Manchaca United Methodist Church (1011 FM 1626, Manchaca, TX 78652)
Davis Lane (Project Limits: Brodie Lane to West Gate Boulevard and Leo Street to Manchaca Road)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cowan Elementary School (2817 Kentish Dr., Austin, TX 78748)
Cooper Lane (Project Limits: Dittmar Road to Matthews Lane)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bedichek Middle School (6800 Bill Hughes Rd., Austin, TX 78745)
Substandard streets are publicly owned roadways within the City of Austin’s Full Purpose Jurisdiction that do not meet current City of Austin requirements because they have pavement widths that are less than 24 feet across and typically lack some curb and gutter, drainage, bicycle facilities and sidewalk infrastructure.
The 2016 Mobility Bond dedicates $11 million to substandard streets and capital renewal programs, including the creation of preliminary engineering reports for nine substandard streets. The City is nearing completion of the preliminary engineering report for Brodie Lane, and has previously hosted a public meeting for Rutledge Spur, and anticipates public meetings for Ross Road and Circle S Road to be scheduled in February. Funding for design and construction of improvements identified in the reports has not been identified.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701