Frate Barker Road widening project nearly complete in South Austin
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Final paving on a project to widen Frate Barker Road to a total of five lanes east of Hewitt Lane to Manchaca Road and three lanes from east of Brodie Lane to Hewitt is currently underway by Travis County and the Texas Department of Transportation. The entire project area will have bicycle lanes and sidewalks on each side of the road. The project should be complete by the end of the year, according to TxDOT.
Timeline: February 2014-December 2017
Cost: About $7.5 million for construction
Funding sources: Travis County, Federal Highway Administration funds through TxDOT
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.