How would you improve Anderson Mill Road? Attend this Saturday meeting to weigh in

The city's $720 million mobility bond allocates $5.5 million for improving Anderson Mill Road.

The city's $720 million mobility bond allocates $5.5 million for improving Anderson Mill Road.

Northwest Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan is hosting a meeting Saturday, March 11 for residents to weigh in on suggestions to improve Anderson Mill Road, which runs through District 6.

Anderson Mill Road will receive $5.5 million from the $720 million mobility bond voters approved in November. Improvements could include sidewalks, medians, driveways. The improvements will focus on the area from Spicewood Parkway to US 183 because that section does not have a center turn lane. At a Jan. 23 meeting, Flannigan said he expects “shovels in the dirt in the next four years if not the next two years.”

Flannigan initiated a study of the roadway in 2015 prior to being elected to represent District 6. Planning efforts from the organization he helped found, the Northwest Austin Coalition, will be incorporated into the Austin Transportation Department’s formal planning for the bond.

“Because that work led to the inclusion of Anderson Mill in the 2016 mobility bond, we now have the resources to implement major improvements,” Flannigan said in a statement. “Direct citizen participation is essential for ATD to determine the right traffic solutions for this critical stretch of Anderson Mill Road.”

Residents who attend the meeting will be able to meet with city staff, ask questions and provide feedback on desired traffic solutions.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.