A map of the safety and mobility improvements on East 51st Street. These include intersection improvements where 51st Street meets IH-35, Berkman Drive, Manor Road (two intersections) and Springdale Road; where Manor Road meets Airport Boulevard; and where Springdale Road meets Heflin Lane. They also include a new lane configuration on 51st Street from Manor Road to US 183.The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has implemented an improvement project on East 51st Street, between IH-35 and US 183, to improve safety and mobility for all road users.

Components of this project included intersection improvements at six locations, which included the following:  

  • Adding turn lanes or changing lane assignments;
  • Extending turn lanes;
  • Signal detection and timing improvements.

In addition, a lane conversion was installed from Manor Road to US 183. This installation was expected to reduce high-risk speeding and overall crashes as well as improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and safety along the corridor.

 A photo of 51st Street after the implementation of previous bikeway improvements.
An example of the improvements.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments, or would like to receive a summary report of the meeting, please contact the Active Transportation team at activetransportation@austintexas.gov