The city of Austin is encouraging the community to provide input on four substandard street projects in South Austin.
Preliminary engineering processes recently launched on Cooper Lane, Davis Lane, FM 1626 and Latta Drive/Brush Country Road to address substandard street elements such as missing sidewalks, drainage issues, insufficient pavement widths and more, a recent press release stated.
The process includes community engagement, data collection and analysis of existing conditions resulting in a preliminary engineering report for each roadway with recommendations to enhance safety and mobility.
Development of the reports was approved as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond which allocated $720 million to transportation and mobility improvements throughout the city. Of the $720 million, about $11 million was dedicated to substandard streets and capital renewal programs, including the creation of preliminary engineering reports on nine substandard streets.
Upcoming public engagement opportunities include:
Latta Drive and Brush Country Road
(Project limits: William Cannon Drive to Tiffany Lane)
Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road, Austin
(Project limits: Manchaca Road to I-35)
Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Manchaca United Methodist Church, 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca
(Project limits: Brodie Lane to West Gate Boulevard and Leo Street to Manchaca Road)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Cowan Elementary School, 2817 Kentish Drive, Austin
(Project limits: Dittmar Road to Matthews Lane)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Bedichek Middle School, 6800 Bill Hughes Road, Austin