The Austin Transportation Department is evaluating the road from West Gate Boulevard to South Congress Avenue for safety and mobility improvements, according to a Nov. 25 newsletter from the city of Austin. Funding for future improvements will come from the 2016 Mobility Bond’s Bikeways and Safe Routes to School programs, as well as Capital Metro.
According to the project's website, proposed changes include reducing Stassney between West Gate and Menchaca Road from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction, with added protected bike lanes. Additional protection could also be added to bike lanes between Menchaca and Congress and to improve crosswalks and signals along Stassney.
The city will be presenting preliminary designs for the road and accepting community feedback at the meeting. Materials from the open house will also be available online after the event, and residents can provide additional feedback online through Jan. 5.
The meeting will take place at the Austin Community College South Austin campus at 1820 W. Stassney Lane, Austin, from 7-8 pm.