Learn more about Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond Program at one of these 10 pop-in events

Improvements at various Slaughter Lane intersections are underway.

Improvements at various Slaughter Lane intersections are underway.

To educate residents about the 2016 Mobility Bond Program, the city of Austin is hosting informal events along corridors slated to receive funding for projects from the bond.

Voters approved the city’s $720 million mobility bond last November. Of that amount, $482 million will go toward improvements along nine corridors, including Airport Boulevard, Burnet Road, Lamar Boulevard, Slaughter Lane and William Cannon Drive. Improvements could include intersection upgrades, added sidewalks and curb ramps, bicycle facilities, and streetscape upgrades.

The pop-in events are stationed near highly trafficked areas to make it easier for residents to learn about the corridor program, according to a city news release. Residents may also submit feedback on the program and ask any questions. Information will be provided in both English and Spanish.

Visit www.austintexas.gov/corridormobility for more information.

Austin corridor plans The city will be improving nine corridors (shown in orange) using money from the 2016 mobility bond. Corridors in green will receive preliminary engineering and design work.[/caption]

Upcoming events

  • Sept. 12: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 1144 Airport Blvd., Austin

  • Sept. 15: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wheatsville Co-op, 4001 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

  • Sept. 15: 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at L.A. Fitness, 4001 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

  • Sept. 19: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Walmart, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin

  • Sept. 27: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at East Communities YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd., Austin

  • Sept. 28: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Lowe’s, 13000 N. I-35, Austin

  • Oct. 4: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Walmart 9300 S. I-35, Austin

  • Oct. 10: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at University Co-op, 2246 Guadalupe St., Austin

  • Oct. 12: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 1920 E. Riverside Drive, Bldg. B, Austin

  • Oct. 17: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Big Lots, 801 E. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 135B, Austin


Corridor program timeline

  • Spring 2017: Staff completed a technical review of existing corridor plans.

  • Summer 2017: Staff prioritized projects for proposed Corridor Construction Program.

  • Fall 2017: City Council will be updated on the prioritization model.

  • Winter 2017: Staff will develop the Corridor Construction Program on how to use the $482 million.

  • Spring 2018: Council will consider approving the construction program.

  • After spring 2018: The program will be implemented.

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.