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

The city of Austin is making safety improvements at the intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane.

The city of Austin is making safety improvements at the intersection of I-35 and Braker Lane.

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Improvements at I-35 and Braker Lane
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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