Transportation update: Frate Barker Road widening to be complete by end of April


The project widened Frate Barker Road to a total of five lanes east of Hewitt Lane to Manchaca Road and a three-lane section from east of Brodie Lane to Hewitt. The entire project area will have bicycle lanes and sidewalks on each side of the road. Construction resumed after a utility relocation delay and final paving is now complete. The safety-end treatments, concrete walls used to terminate stormwater piping installed under roadways, are complete and handrails were installed in February. Motorists are currently in the final configuration. The road is expected to be complete by the end of April.
Timeline: February 2014-April 2018
Cost: about $7.5 million for construction
Funding sources: Travis County, Federal Highway Administration funds through TxDOT


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Luz Moreno-Lozano
Luz Moreno-Lozano is the Southwest Austin and Travis County reporter. Luz began working with Community Impact Newspaper in April 2017 after serving as the news editor for Cornerstone Publications in Castroville for three years. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013.
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