Temporary lane closures in effect on Redbud Trail bridge in Westlake

Lane closures will occur at Redbud Trail. (Community Impact Staff)
Lane closures will occur at Redbud Trail. (Community Impact Staff)

Lane closures will occur at Redbud Trail. (Community Impact Staff)

Residents can anticipate alternate lane closures beginning Jan. 25 on the Redbud Trail bridge in the Westlake region.

The temporary closures are the result of studies in connection with a preliminary engineering report for the city of Austin’s Redbud Trail bridge and roadway project. The project, which was funded by Austin’s 2018 transportation bond, will feature the replacement of the existing bridge over Lady Bird Lake to accommodate increased traffic.

The Redbud Trail bridge project remains in the preliminary engineering phase, and according to a release from Austin Public Works, the geotechnical study will provide design information for the future bridge’s foundation.

Closures are estimated to last three weeks between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers may still cross the bridge at all times by utilizing the alternate lane.

Additionally, traffic control flaggers are in place, and access to Red Bud Isle Park will remain open.

Scheduled lane closures are as follows:

Jan. 25-29: Eastbound and westbound lane closures will occur from Lake Austin Boulevard to Red Bud Isle Park.

Feb. 1-5: A westbound lane closure will occur from Red Bud Isle to Stratford Lane.

Feb. 8-11: Stratford will see a lane shift and shoulder closure that will still allow for two-way traffic.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.