Department » Parks And Recreation » Shoreline Improvements Begin Soon on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, at Shoal Creek Peninsula. Public invited to meet the contractor on Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Work begins soon to restore the banks of Lady Bird Lake along a short section of the hike and bike trail on the Shoal Creek Peninsula. Erosion is currently threatening the hike and bike trail on the peninsula. The peninsula is a manmade finger of land jutting into Lady Bird Lake at the mouth of Shoal Creek, near the Seaholm Power Plant site. There is a small pedestrian bridge connecting the tip of the peninsula to the main shoreline of the lake.
On December 5, 2012, the City of Austin Watershed Protection and Parks and Recreation Departments will introduce the contractor working on the project and share the plans to control the erosion at the site. The work includes restoring the banks using limestone boulders as well as natural shoreline restoration techniques. Additional landscaping and trail improvements will also be part of the project.
Shoal Creek Peninsula Stabilization Project
Meet the Contractor
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
One Texas Center
505 Barton Springs Road, RM 325
**Media Briefing: Media are invited to learn more and interview experts on the project on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the Shoal Creek Peninsula http://goo.gl/maps/lwAoH
Construction will likely take about six months. Portions of the hike and bike trail near the peninsula will be closed during construction. The parking lot west of Shoal Creek and south of Cesar Chavez will also be closed during construction.