On June 14, 2017, the Mopac Mobility Bridges were opened to the public. This project was a joint federal, regional, City of Austin, and TxDOT partnership. The partnering agencies will host an official celebration and bridge dedication ceremony this summer.
The project adds approximately two miles of bicycle and pedestrian lanes to the City's Urban Trail network. 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.
The completed project features:
A new 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).
A bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Loop 360 at MoPac.
A multi-use trail that accommodates bicycles and pedestrians on the west side of MoPac from Loop 360 to Tamarron Boulevard.
View the Austin American-Statesman's recent article about the project here.