Safety improvements underway at intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane

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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.

Timeline: January-summer
Cost: $1.23 million
Funding source: 2016 Mobility Bond

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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