In order to address traffic congestion in the MoPac corridor, the City and State are partnering on the MoPac Mobility Bridges. The project includes three phases totaling approximately two miles of bicycle, pedestrian, and restriping southbound MoPac to create an additional lane for traffic. Improvements to this corridor were identified in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, and by the 2007 Mayor’s Street Smarts Task Force.
Phase I includes a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Barton Creek at MoPac, the restriping of the southbound lanes of MoPac at the bridge over Barton Creek to improve motor vehicle congestion, and improved bicycle and pedestrian connections to Southwest Parkway, Loop 360, and other planned trails in the area (the Violet Crown Trail and the Oak Hills Neighborhood Trail System).
Phase II includes a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Loop 360 at MoPac.
Phase III is a multi-use trail that would accommodate bicycles and pedestrians on the west side of MoPac from Loop 360 to Tamarron Boulevard. *Phases I and II are completely funded. Phase III is not yet funded for design or construction.
This project is a joint Federal, Regional, City of Austin, and State partnership project. Design of Phases I and II is provided by year 2000, 2006, and 2010 bicycle-specific bond funding. Phase I construction is funded through Proposition 12 Congestion Management funds through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Phase II of the project was funded through Surface Transportation and Metropolitan Mobility (STPMM) funding administered through the CAMPO in the fall of 2011. All phases are within the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right of way.
Contact Chad Crager, Community Services Division Manager, at (512) 974-3570 or through e-mail.