The future road work—expected to break ground in 2022—will extend Slaughter past its current eastern end at Thaxton Road, stretching the roadway to US 183 near Austin-Bergstorm International Airport.
According to an April 6 news release, Brookfield Residential Properties—the developers for the Easton Park neighborhood in Southeast Austin—has hired Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. to manage the project, including the current design and engineering phase.
Construction will include improvements to the Slaughter intersections Thaxton Road, as well as new intersections with US 183 and FM 1625. Part of Apogee Road will also be renovated through the project, according to Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam. Full project designs will be completed by September.
“The project will provide east-west connectivity for the [Easton Park] development and surrounding areas to US 183 and SH 130 to the east and IH-35 to the west,” project manager Steven Widacki said in the release. “The project will also allow development to continue in the Easton Park project south of Slaughter Lane.”
Easton Park is an under construction residential development that will include multiple neighborhoods totaling 12,000 units across 2,300 acres. The project broke ground in 2015 and its first units opened soon thereafter, with total build-out expected for 2025.
“This next phase of Easton Park will build upon the connectivity of the community,” said Matt McCafferty, Brookfield Residential Properties’s senior director of land. “We're excited for the years ahead to see Easton Park and the surrounding areas evolve, while still embracing the true sense of community that is uniquely Austin.”