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.