Improvements along Anderson Mill Road in Northwest Austin now expected to finish before end of 2021

Anderson Mill Road improvements
City crews work on pavement for new shared-use paths along Anderson Mill Road. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

City crews work on pavement for new shared-use paths along Anderson Mill Road. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

A collection of transportation improvements designed to increase pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle mobility safety on Anderson Mill Road are now on track to finish before the end of the year.

According to Emily Tuttle, senior public information officer with the Austin Transportation Department, city crews are progressing on a number of projects along Anderson Mill, including curb and gutter work, utility adjustments, drainage improvements and traffic signal upgrades.

“The scope of the project has not changed since we started construction last summer, however we are ahead of schedule and anticipate reaching substantial completion later this year,” Tuttle said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Crews within the next month will begin construction work on the frontage roads near Anderson Mill’s intersection with US 183, according to ATD. Following that work, construction will begin to extend the existing median and right-turn lane on Anderson Mill near US 183.

In the past several months, crews have built new sidewalk paths dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists along Anderson Mill. Approximately one mile of new shared-use paths are included in the schematic design for the entire roadway project.

The city is currently working to add new signal upgrades at Olson Drive, according to ATD Further, nine new water-quality ponds are under construction, and crews will landscape the length of the corridor.

Work on the mile-long stretch of the corridor is progressing ahead of schedule and is expected to be substantially complete by late 2021, ATD stated in an April 5 newsletter. This project is being funded through the city of Austin's voter-approved 2016 mobility bond.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.