State and local leaders are set to mark the official start of construction on the McKalla Station outside of Q2 stadium from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 18 in North Austin at 10414 McKalla Place.
The estimated $24 million station, which is expected to be completed in fall 2023, is a public-private partnership with Austin FC taking on $3.64 million of expenses over 15 years, according to previous Community Impact Newspaper reporting.
The design for the proposed station includes two passenger platforms, a passenger crossing, canopy coverings and other customer amenities, according to the presentation.
Additionally, the McKalla Station project includes installing double tracks from north of Braker Lane to the Capital Metro North Operations and Maintenance Facility near US 183, drainage infrastructure along the tracks and improvements at three railroad crossings, according to previous reports from Community Impact Newspaper.
Jennifer joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022. She spent the past 16 years working in newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. She is from Florida but has spent the past six years in the Austin area. She lives in Northwest Austin with her family and two dachshunds.