The Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program is developing the Austin to Manor Trail as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Austin to Manor Trail will be a 5.5 mile long trail beginning near Daffan Lane and ending near Ben E. Fischer Park in Manor, Texas. The trail will connect to the existing Southern Walnut Creek Trail and follow the proposed Capital Metro green line.
The Urban Trails program is working to connect Austin’s trails network to the city of Manor, located east of Austin. Recommended in the City’s 2014 Urban Trails Plan, the Austin to Manor Trail will create an additional route for commuters between both cities.
The Austin to Manor Trail includes two sections:
- Section 1: Austin to Manor (Daffan Lane to Lindell Lane): Section completed; opened in Fall 2014
- Section 2: Austin to Manor (Lindell Lane to Ben e Fischer Park): Currently an active project in the design phase
Austin to Manor: Daffan Lane to Lindell Lane
This section of the trail is complete and opened to the public in Fall of 2014. It connects from Daffan Lane and the Southern Walnut Creek Trail to Lindell Lane. This section is 2.5 miles long and a ten-foot wide concrete path.
Austin to Manor: Lindell Lane to Ben E Fisher Park
This section of the Austin to Manor Trail is being developed through the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Mobility Bond was approved by voters in November 2016. It dedicates $26 million for urban trails with a transportation and mobility purpose.
This project will connect to the existing section of the Austin to Manor trail to create a complete connection from Manor, Texas to Austin. Austin to Manor connects to Austin’s larger trail network and increases trails access to southeast Austin. This section will be 2.9 miles long and will include a 12-foot wide concrete path.
- PER/Planning Phase: Winter 2012 - Spring 2015
- Design Phase: Winter 2015 - Summer 2022
- Construction Phase: Fall 2022 – Winter 2024
Keep track of this and other 2016 Mobility Bond projects on Capital Project Explorer. See the Austin to Manor Trail on Capital Project Explorer here.
The Urban Trails Program released a Preliminary Engineering Report in 2013. This report shows the recommended route for this trail. It also lists topics the City needs to consider to build this trail, such as environmental concerns, wildlife, nearby property ownership, and more. See the Austin to Manor Trail (Lindell Lane to Ben E Fisher Park) preliminary engineering report here.
The project is now in the design phase with design expected to be complete by Fall of 2021 and construction to be completed in Summer of 2023.
- $3.8M from a CAMPO grant
- $3.1M from the 2016 Mobility Bond
- $1.26M from Travis County
- $372,539 from the 2012 Bond
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