Southwest Austin Transportation Projects You Should be Aware Of
Update No 1:
Road construction is underway on both the eastbound and westbound of Convict Hill Road in an effort to improve safety and mobility. An intersection will be added on to the current traffic plan, as well as signal improvements along Convict Hill and Escarpment Boulevard. This phase of road improvement in Southwest Austin will be completed next month.
Update No. 2:
An environmental study and design efforts for a proposed rehabilitation and improvement project on Travis County's FM 1626 has been completed. The next phase of the project is right-of-way acquisition, with several parcels of land that will be used for the project. The process will take approximately 18 months to complete. The new roadway plans to turn FM1626 from Brodie Lane to Manchaca road into "a four-lane highway with a continuous center left-turn lane as well as shoulders, curbs, gutters and sidewalks." Bids for construction contractors will begin on August, with a target date of completion on the 3rd quarter of 2019.
Update No. 3:
We are running late... with the widening project along Frate Barker Road. The expansion of this future five-laner east of Hewitt Lane to Manchaca Rd and a three-laner from Brodie Lane (east) to Hewitt was halted by a relocation delay and unfavorable weather. Work has since resumed with an adjusted completion date of October 2017.
An environmental study for Oak Hill Parkway's intersection of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 290 is, well, underway (please forgive the pun!). Options are being considered in an effort to ease the congestion of traffic in the area.
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