Southwest Parkway roadwork nearing completion

Austin Public Works is nearly done with the second of two roadway improvement projects along Southwest Parkway. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
Austin Public Works is nearly done with the second of two roadway improvement projects along Southwest Parkway. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)

Austin Public Works is nearly done with the second of two roadway improvement projects along Southwest Parkway. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)

The rehabilitation and maintenance of Southwest Parkway, which serves as a connection between Austin and the communities of west Travis County, is nearing a February completion, according to a press release from Austin Public Works.

Since November, the city has been replacing and improving the road base and surface between Mission Oaks Boulevard and West William Cannon Drive. Other improvements include adding crosswalk striping at key intersections and widening shoulders to improve safety.


That project, funded by a bond voters approved in 2018, was done while maintenance work to smooth Southwest Parkway’s driving surface was underway west of William Cannon to Amarra Trail. That project was completed in December, according to the release.

Together, both projects improved 6 miles of roadway, which is now made up of a denser material that will last longer while supporting increased traffic, according to the release.
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.