Roadwork at Brodie, Davis lanes slated to wrap up by February

As part of work on Davis Lane, a new road will create a four-way intersection at Brodie and Davis lanes, thereby eliminating the staggered intersection drivers use today.

Construction at Brodie and Davis lanes was still continuing on Jan. 22 after more than a year of work on the project to update the intersection.

Since August 2013 the city of Austin has been working on the project to add a new section of Davis Lane from Corran Ferry Drive to Brodie Lane, and realigning Davis and Brodie lanes to ease traffic congestion at the intersection.

Susan Garnett, city of Austin public information specialist, said final construction costs will be about $5 million. The amount is being paid with city of Austin 2000 Transportation Mobility Improvement Bonds and Austin Water Utility funds.

"We are still scheduled to be complete by the end of this month," Garnett said. "The final work that needed to be done was the last bit of the storm drain installation, which they are currently working on. However, this rain coming in puts us behind."

As of January 2014 the project was slated to end in August, but inclement weather and other factors delayed construction. An earlier project to improve the intersection was also delayed.

In December the city's contractor started working on updating the median on Brodie Lane. Work has been scheduled on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid disrupting commuter traffic, according to the city.

Garnett said the city finished adding a traffic signal and left-turn lane for drivers who turn from northbound Brodie Lane onto Davis Lane. She said the project also features bicycle lanes and new sidewalks.

"Hopefully once this is finished, what [drivers] will be able to see is a lot less traffic congestion going through that neighborhood," she said.