New pedestrian crossing signal coming to William Cannon Drive and McCarty Lane intersection

In addition to the crossing signal, the corridor program office will add high-visibility crosswalks. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)
In addition to the crossing signal, the corridor program office will add high-visibility crosswalks. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)

In addition to the crossing signal, the corridor program office will add high-visibility crosswalks. (Courtesy Austin Corridor Program Office)

The city of Austin’s corridor program office began work on a new pedestrian crossing signal at William Cannon Drive and McCarty Lane on Sept. 30.

The signal will allow for people crossing at the intersection to press a button that will signal to oncoming traffic that someone is trying to cross. The intersection will also have Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and high-visibility crosswalks, according to a corridor program office press release.

Construction for the project will largely be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but some weekend construction is possible. One lane of traffic will likely be shut down during construction hours, the press release states.

A study from 2018 found that 165,000 cars travel through the intersection on a weekly basis, according to Tania Ortega, a senior public information specialist with the corridor program office.

The corridor program office expects to complete the project in December. Once completed, it plans to add other pedestrian signals on William Cannon.


The project costs $300,000 with funding coming from the 2016 Mobility Bond. More information is available at the city of Austin's William Cannon Corridor website.
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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