Travis County seeks feedback on numerous road projects in Southwest Austin

Travis County is seeking public feedback on a number of proposed road improvement projects.

Travis County is seeking public feedback on a number of proposed road improvement projects.

Travis County is seeking feedback through June 15 on its Transportation Blueprint, which includes preliminary plans for road construction and improvement projects throughout the county.

Not all projects will be financially viable; the projects that are ultimately completed could depend on public priorities, according to the blueprint's website. Individuals interested in weighing in can use this link to view proposed projects and report the level of personal importance they hold to the respondent.

Here are eight projects up for consideration in Southwest Austin, as described by Travis County:


Bluff Springs Road/Old Lockhart Road/Maha Road
Project limits: from William Cannon Drive to Travis County line

Project description: construct a four-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





Brodie Lane
Project limits: from Brodie Springs Trail to Yandall Drive

Project description: construct a two-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





Fitzhugh Road
Project limits: from Manor Expressway to Travis County line

Project description: construct a four-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





Puryear Road
Project limits: from I-35 to 1 mile west of I-35

Project description: construct a six-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





South Pleasant Valley Road
Project limits: from Nuckols Crossing Road to Bradshaw Road

Project description: construct a four-lane divided roadway





Slaughter Lane (Moore Road)
Project limits: from Bluff Springs Road to Burkland Farms Road

Project description: construct a six-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





Thomas Springs Road
Project limits: from Hwy. 71 West to Circle Drive

Project description: construct a two-lane undivided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway





William Cannon Drive
Project limits: from McKinney Falls Parkway to US 183 South

Project description: construct a six-lane divided roadway

Bike/pedestrian improvements: 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of roadway


By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.