Crews working to put finishing touches on Anderson Mill Road improvements

Construction crews working on Anderson Mill Road
Construction crews throughout the rest of October will finish paving work and update traffic markings and signals at several points along Anderson Mill Road. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

Construction crews throughout the rest of October will finish paving work and update traffic markings and signals at several points along Anderson Mill Road. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)

Roadway construction on Anderson Mill Road in Northwest Austin will come to a close within the next several weeks as city crews wrap up the final phases of the project.

According to an Oct. 19 newsletter from the Austin Transportation Department, construction crews throughout the rest of October will finish paving work and update traffic markings and signals at several points along Anderson Mill.

Over the next few weeks, construction crews will remove old pavement on Anderson Mill and replace it with new asphalt. This work will include the addition of a center turn lane.

Permanent pavement markings will eventually be installed along the scope of the project, which runs from US 183 to Spicewood Parkway on Anderson Mill.

New traffic signals will also be activated before the project is wrapped up, according to the Oct. 19 newsletter. A new pedestrian crossing signal near the Arboretum Park business park will be activated in the next several weeks as well.


The final stage of work on the project will remove old traffic signal poles along Anderson Mill. Crews will also finish sidewalk improvement work at the Olson Drive and Anderson Mill intersection.

Pavement removal and replacement is expected to begin Oct. 25, according to the city. Drivers should expect delays as crews close lanes on Anderson Mill to remove pavement during the day.

The city stated repaving operations will take place at night from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Crews will repave Anderson Mill from US 183 to Spicewood Parkway, and this stage is expected to last two to three weeks.

The city first broke ground on the Anderson Mill improvements in summer 2020. The $8 million project, funded by the 2016 mobility bond, is designed to increase traffic flow and pedestrian safety through the installation of pedestrian walkways, new traffic signals and roadway enhancements.
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.


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