Jessica Engelhardt, communications and public engagement officer for the Corridor Program Office of Austin, said the intersection will wrap up by March. The project includes a new traffic signal, high-visibility crosswalks and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps.Funded by the City of Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond, the $600,000 William Cannon and Bannockburn Drive intersection project is part of the estimated $75 million-$90 million William Cannon Corridor Construction Project, she said.
The William Cannon project is broken up into five segments, Harvey said. In 2016, voters in Austin approved bonds totaling $720 million for transportation and mobility improvements throughout the city, with the largest portion going toward William Cannon Drive.
The corridor project, which began in 2021, is about 10% complete, said Randy Harvey, program construction manager for the corridor program.
“It’s about 11 miles of corridor, and every intersection will be touched in one way or another,” Harvey said.
Some of the project goals set out by the William Cannon Drive Corridor Mobility Plan—which spreads from Southwest Parkway to McKinney Falls Parkway—are to enhance mobility, connectivity and safety for residents, including those who walk, drive, bike and take public transit.Menchaca Road improvements
Roadwork is set to begin by the summer on Menchaca Road between Matthews Lane and Kaiser Drive. The goals of the project are to repair and repave the roadway in that area. This project is part of the Menchaca widening project.
Timeline: fall-summer 2023
Cost: $2.7 million
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation