Austin crews are busy with 10 projects along William Cannon Drive from Running Water Drive to McKinney Falls Parkway as part of a $21.37 million project to improve the corridor.

Construction for the project, funded through Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond, began in May 2023 and is slated for completion early 2026. The project aims to increase safety, mobility and connectivity.

What’s happening

Capital Delivery Services crews are making the following improvements:
  • New traffic signals at Running Water Drive and Janes Ranch Road
  • Upgraded traffic signal at McKinney Falls Parkway
  • New bus stops in coordination with Capital Metro
  • Intermittent raised medians
  • Expansion of travel lanes
  • New pedestrian hybrid beacon, which warns drivers when pedestrians are crossing a high-volume road, at Springfield Drive
  • Creation of shared-use paths on both sides of the road for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Drainage improvements
  • Construction of a new bridge over Marble Creek
  • Planting street trees
The impact

William Cannon Drive still accommodates two-way traffic flow during construction. However, a portion of Springfield Drive from E. William Cannon Drive to Tinnapark Way will be closed for roughly the next three weeks, weather permitting, a representative from Capital Delivery Services said.

  • Timeline: 2023-26
  • Cost: $21.37 million
  • Funding source: 2016 Mobility Bond