Here's how to give feedback on TxDOT's plan to widen and extend Manchaca Road

Manchaca Road in South Austin will become Menchaca Road after a City Council vote Oct. 4.

Manchaca Road in South Austin will become Menchaca Road after a City Council vote Oct. 4.

The Texas Department of Transportation's plan to improve mobility on Manchaca Road by widening and extending the thoroughfare will be the topic of discussion at an open house hosted Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Widening of the road from two to four lanes in each direction with a center-turn lane is proposed between Ravenscroft Drive to FM 1626. Additional improvements under consideration include:

  • extending Manchaca Road for 1.14 miles between Ravenscroft Drive and FM 1626;

  • construction of six-foot bicycle lanes and sidewalks; and

  • drainage improvements.


The purpose of the project is to improve mobility and connectivity, as well as to provide increased roadway capacity to meet the needs of a burgeoning population, the city's transportation department officials said.

At the open house, citizens will be encouraged to review displays, ask questions of on-site staff members and comment on the proposal. No formal presentation will be held so guests are welcome to come and go as they please.

The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Menchaca Elementary School, 12120 Manchaca Road, Austin.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
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.


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