Austin seeks public input for $4.3 million MetroRail Red Line Trail project

The Red Line Trail Project aims to connect Braker Lane and the Capital Metro Kramer MetroRail Station to the Northern Walnut Creek trail system.

The Red Line Trail Project aims to connect Braker Lane and the Capital Metro Kramer MetroRail Station to the Northern Walnut Creek trail system.

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Residents can provide input on the Redline Trail project at an upcoming meeting that will be hosted by The Austin Urban Trails Program at Whole Foods Market-Domain on Dec. 13.

The $4.3 million project, funded by the 2016 mobility bond, aims to connect the Braker Lane and the Capital Metro Kramer Red Line Station to the Northern Walnut Creek Trail system. City staff will incorporate community input to develop a preliminary engineering report that evaluates environmental constraints, such as drainage, wildlife habitat and property ownership.

City of Austin staff members plan to finalize the plan by spring 2018, open the project for construction bids in fall 2019 and begin construction by winter 2020, according to project organizers.

Meeting details: 6-7 p.m. 11920 Domain Drive, Austin.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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