Officials broke ground on the Canyon Creek joint fire and emergency medical services station on Jan. 30.

The details

The station is the last of five high-priority stations being built to keep up with the city’s population growth, as stated in an Austin Capital Delivery Services news release. The stations come as a result of a 2018 Austin City Council resolution acknowledging the need for fire stations where an increase in development and population is present.

Director James Snow with Capital Delivery Services estimated construction for the $20 million station at 9804 N. RM 620, Austin, will wrap up in October. Funding for the project comes from city-approved bonds.

According to previous Community Impact reporting, plans for the two-story station include:
  • A large apparatus bay, or garage, with four lanes
  • One fire engine
  • One wildfire brush truck
  • One ambulance
  • Solar cells to generate solar power
  • A rain garden to assist with runoff and rainwater collection
Construction for the new station was expected to start in October 2023. Keyheira Keys, a public information specialist for Capital Delivery Services, said in an email to Community Impact that an older residential site containing hazardous materials needed abatement, but the delay did not impact the cost of construction.

Who it’s for

Communities of the surrounding Canyon Creek and Northwest Austin neighborhoods are expected to have quicker response times as a result of the new station, according to the news release.

What’s next

Anticipated traffic impacts from the construction are expected due to large dump-truck hauling during the beginning of construction. Drivers of these large dump trucks have been given specific entering and exit instructions to try and reduce traffic impacts, with the goal of all slow truck traffic always moving south and along the right side of the road, Keys said.

The target date of completion for the project is expected to be late January to early February 2025.