Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 geotechnical studies will result in alternate lane closures on Redbud Trail Bridge. The City of Austin is doing this work as part of a preliminary report for the Redbud Trail Bridge roadway and bridge project. The work will provide important design information for future bridge foundations.
Residents can expect temporary lane closures near the Redbud Trail Bridge for three weeks, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control flaggers will be onsite to assist, and vehicles will still be able to cross the bridge at all times. These closures will not impact access to Red Bud Isle Park.
The road closure on Redbud Trail will occur in three phases.
Phase 1: Lane closures will occur from Lake Austin Blvd to Red Bud Isle Park, in both eastbound and westbound lanes. A flagman operation will be in place for traffic control from Jan. 25-29.
Phase 2: Westbound lane closure from Red Bud Isle to Stratford Lane. This work is planned for five days from Feb. 1-5.
Phase 3: Shoulder closure and lane shift near Stratford Lane. This phase will allow for two-way traffic, from Feb. 8-11.
As part of these investigations, a barge will take soil samples from Lady Bird Lake. The barge and drilling equipment work is expected to begin Feb. 1 and work will be visible as drivers cross Redbud Trail Bridge. Barge and drilling work are anticipated to be complete by the end of February 2021.
More information about the Redbud Trail bridge replacement project can be found at the project's website.