Lane closures scheduled for Slaughter Lane near Escarpment Boulevard beginning Sept. 14

Motorists planning to take Slaughter Lane from Sept. 14-15 should look out for lane closures as the city of Austin locates utilities along the roadway west of MoPac. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Motorists planning to take Slaughter Lane from Sept. 14-15 should look out for lane closures as the city of Austin locates utilities along the roadway west of MoPac. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Motorists planning to take Slaughter Lane from Sept. 14-15 should look out for lane closures as the city of Austin locates utilities along the roadway west of MoPac. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Austin will temporarily close lanes between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Slaughter Lane near the intersection of Escarpment Boulevard in Southwest Austin on Sept. 14 and 15.

According to a Sept. 11 announcement by the Austin Corridor Program Office, crews will be working to locate a storm drain under the pavement in an effort to map utilities along the Slaughter corridor.


The mapping is being conducted to prepare for overall corridor improvements, which, according to the city, could begin in the spring near Escarpment. Specific future improvements at the intersection will include new turn lanes, updated traffic signals, sidewalk ramps and improved crosswalks.

Corridor improvements are funded through the city’s 2016 mobility bond with $74 million in work scheduled through 2024 along Slaughter. The corridor office began surveying the roadway this summer in anticipation of the future roadwork.