According to a July 19 newsletter from the Austin Transportation Department, work is expected to begin at the intersections of Rundberg at I-35 and Rundberg at Middle Fiskville Road sometime in the next seven days.
The improvements are part of the 2016 mobility bond, and construction at both intersections will include pedestrian safety projects. The city will build new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps along with high-visibility crosswalks and reflective pavement markings at the intersections.
According to the newsletter, city crews will also build improved medians and a new pedestrian crossing island at the intersection at Rundberg and I-35. Pedestrian crossing islands provide protected pathways for pedestrians and cyclists looking to cross the road. Planning documents for this project show the median reconstruction will close the existing median gap on Rundberg west of the I-35 frontage road.
The Capital Metro bus stop at Middle Fiskville on the north side of Rundberg will also be relocated for safer customer access, according to the project fact sheet.
According to traffic fatality data from the city of Austin’s Vision Zero website, there have been three pedestrian fatalities along Rundberg near the intersections at I-35 and Middle Fiskville since May 2020.
The Austin Transportation Department in its newsletter stated construction on these improvements is expected to last up to three months.