Stassney Lane bus stop and crossing improvements underway in South Austin

The second phase of the Stassney Lane project involves improved pedestrian crossings and bus stops. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)
The second phase of the Stassney Lane project involves improved pedestrian crossings and bus stops. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

The second phase of the Stassney Lane project involves improved pedestrian crossings and bus stops. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

The Austin Transportation Department kicked off phase two of its Stassney Lane improvement project in October. It will focus on bus stop improvements and pedestrian crossings along the road from West Gate Boulevard to South Congress Avenue.

The project will make bus stop improvements at the Lewood Drive, South 1st Street and South Congress Avenue intersections. The pedestrian crossing improvements would be at Buffalo Pass, Lewood and Emerald Forest Drive.

The second phase costs approximately $600,000 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year, said Jack Flagler, a public information specialist with the Austin Transportation Department.

The first phase of the initiative began in the summer and focuses on restriping, adding protected bike lanes and upgrading traffic signals, according to the press release. Flagler said it costs $300,000 and is on track to wrap up this fall.

The third phase, which the city expects to begin in 2022, will make intersection improvements at Menchaca Road and other intersections. The phase is still in design and does not have an estimated cost nor timeline.


Funding for the entire project comes from the 2016 mobility bond and Capital Metro.
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.