Redbud Trail Bridge maintenance to cause lane closures starting July 20

Maintenance work on the Redbud Trail Bridge will commence July 20. (Map rendering courtesy Austin Public Works)
Maintenance work on the Redbud Trail Bridge will commence July 20. (Map rendering courtesy Austin Public Works)

Maintenance work on the Redbud Trail Bridge will commence July 20. (Map rendering courtesy Austin Public Works)

A release from Austin Public Works states routine maintenance of the Redbud Trail Bridge over Lady Bird Lake will cause lane closures beginning July 20.

Work from the city of Austin will be focused on one of the bridge abutments underneath the road on the north side of the bridge. It will also be conducted below the bridge on boats and by divers, the release states.


"Residents can expect temporary lane closures along the bridge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday," the release states. "Traffic control flaggers will be on-site to assist, and vehicles will still be able to cross the bridge at all times. These closures will not impact access to Red Bud Isle Park."

Information from Austin Public Works also states an in-depth inspection will be conducted on the bridge July 27-31 while the bridge repair is taking place, but there will be no additional impact to traffic during this inspection.

The maintenance work is unrelated to the ongoing effort to replace the Redbud Trail Bridge, according to the release.
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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