A new project to relieve traffic congestion and add more options for walkers and cyclists in North Austin will break ground in 2024.

The East Braker Lane extension project will extend a 0.75-mile portion of East Braker lane from its current endpoint at Dawes Place to Samsung Boulevard, past Pioneer Crossing Elementary School.

The newly constructed four-lane road will include bike lanes in both directions, a pedestrian crosswalk near the school and center turn lanes for drivers turning left onto Taebaek Drive.

The roadway will connect to an upcoming Travis County project that will extend Braker Lane from Samsung Boulevard to Harris Branch Parkway. Travis County’s project is still in the design phase and is not slated for completion until 2027.

The impact

Drivers can expect minimal traffic delays as construction will be taking place in undeveloped land along the south edge of the Samsung facility, said Matt Harold, a project manager with Capital Delivery Services.

Construction vehicles will access the site from Samsung Boulevard, coming south from Parmer Lane, Harold said.

The cost

The project is estimated to cost $22.5 million. Capital Delivery Services currently has $11.2 million in grant funds secured from Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO.

What’s next

Construction for the project is expected to last 24 months.