The city of Austin began construction in mid-January on safety improvements to a North Austin intersection that will also improve connectivity.
The project at the intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane includes adding a raised median on Braker west of I-35 to manage turn movements, extending the turn lane for vehicles turning left onto the northbound I-35, frontage road and adding new sidewalks and high-visibility crosswalks.
Efforts are part of the city’s Vision Zero program that aims to reduce the number of people who are seriously injured or killed in crashes.
Cost: $1.23 million
Funding source: 2016 Mobility Bond