New pedestrian crossing signal coming to Slaughter Lane at Vinemont Drive

The new pedestrian crossing signal should be completed by the end of December. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)
The new pedestrian crossing signal should be completed by the end of December. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)

The new pedestrian crossing signal should be completed by the end of December. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)

The city of Austin will begin construction on a new pedestrian crossing signal on Slaughter Lane at Vinemont Drive this week.

The signal will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to push a button to indicate to oncoming traffic that they are crossing Slaughter.

The project is a part of a larger effort to make improvements to safety and mobility along Slaughter, according to a press release from the city’s corridor program office.

Based on a 2019 feasibility study, approximately 95,000 vehicles travel through the intersection on a weekly basis, said Kelly Buethe, senior public information specialist at the city’s corridor program office, in an email.

Construction will take place on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as well as some weekends between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The work will cause intermittent sidewalk and lane closures, but traffic detours are not expected.


According to the press release, the project will wrap up by the end of December. It will also include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and high-visibility crosswalks.

The project costs $480,000 and is a part of the construction corridor program funded by the 2016 mobility bond.
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.



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