Street maintenance on North Lamar Boulevard began March 5

Austin Public Works crews will be working on the road from Morrow Street to Airport Boulevard for the next few weekends. (Photo Courtesy/ Austin Public Works)
Austin Public Works crews will be working on the road from Morrow Street to Airport Boulevard for the next few weekends. (Photo Courtesy/ Austin Public Works)

Austin Public Works crews will be working on the road from Morrow Street to Airport Boulevard for the next few weekends. (Photo Courtesy/ Austin Public Works)

Austin Public Works crews started construction on North Lamar Boulevard for a mill and overlay treatment on March 5.

Mill and overlay is street preventative maintenance, and the process consists of grinding up existing asphalt, removing it and laying new pavement. The street maintenance on North Lamar Boulevard is funded through Austin Public Works’ operations and maintenance budget.



There are two phases of the mill and overlay project. Phase 1 is from Morrow Street to Airport Boulevard, and it will cost a total of $850,000. Construction on Phase 1 of the project will only take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays. The time period of this project is over a course of six weekends, so it is expected to be completed by mid-April.

Partial lane closures will go into effect during construction, but the street will remain accessible in both directions at all times. Austin Public Works is encouraging pedestrians and drivers to proceed slowly, with caution of workers and traffic signs while construction is taking place.

Phase 2 of the project is from Koenig Lane to Justin Lane, and it will begin at a later time. Visit www.austintexas.gov/department/street-and-bridge-operations for more information.

By Zacharia Washington

Reporter, Austin Metro

Zacharia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after a year spent working on a community engagement project at the Texas Observer. In Austin Metro, she covers higher education, health, transportation, business and local government. Prior to CI, Zacharia graduated from Huston-Tillotson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. Zacharia has a passion for journalism, service and the community, and she's honored to work at a place with the same values as her own.