Redbud Trail bridge replacement project seeking public input through open house event

The upcoming public open house for this project will be Jan. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the O'Henry Middle School Cafeteria. (Community Impact Staff)
The upcoming public open house for this project will be Jan. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the O'Henry Middle School Cafeteria. (Community Impact Staff)

The upcoming public open house for this project will be Jan. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the O'Henry Middle School Cafeteria. (Community Impact Staff)

Population growth, flooding and rising numbers of motorists—all are reasons for the city of Austin's continued pursuit of a replacement project for the Redbud Trail bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

The project, which has been under consideration since 2016, is about to enter the design phase, and the city of Austin Public Works Department is hosting an open house event to seek public feedback.

Prior to this event, the city held open houses in 2016 and June 2019, according to a press release, which states feedback from both events has informed the latest design considerations.

The project will be funded through Austin's Proposition G, a $160 million transportation and infrastructure bond passed in 2018 that has earmarked $50 million for the Redbud Trail bridge, according to information from the city.

The upcoming public open house for this project will be Jan. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the O'Henry Middle School Cafeteria, 2610 W. 10th St., Austin.



Those not able to attend may view open house materials and access an online comment form starting Jan. 30 at the project website.

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By Brian Rash

Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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