For the duration of the project the outer westbound lane and sidewalk segments will be closed during construction times. Construction will take place from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends.
The cost of the segment is approximately $225,000, with funding coming from the 2016 mobility bond.
According to an Austin Corridor Program Office press release, the construction is the beginning of a series of projects along Slaughter Lane, which will include “continuous [Americans with Disabilities Act]-compliant pedestrian facilities and continuous bike facilities as well as upgraded traffic signals and improved intersections throughout Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Bluff Springs Road.”
The project aims to have a shared-use path from Barstow Avenue to FM 1826 within the next year.
The segment from Barstow to Gorzycki Middle School is expected to be completed in mid-August before the start of the school year.