Austin makes recommendations for forthcoming Guadalupe Street corridor improvements

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The city of Austin has published a report for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program, which includes recommendations for possible design and construction funding as part of the voter-approved 2016 Mobility Bond.

The 2016 Mobility Bond allocates $482 million to corridor improvement projects around the city.

The report, initiated in 2014, includes short- and long-term recommendations to improve safety and mobility along Guadalupe Street near The University of Texas at Austin campus.

The recommendations include the following: the conversion of Neuces Street from one-way to two-way; the creation of a two-way bike path on 24th Street between Guadalupe Street and Lamar Boulevard; the introduction of transit priority lanes on Guadalupe Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and West 29th Street; and operational improvements such as wider sidewalks, traffic signal work and improved street crossings.

These recommendations are based on public feedback, technical analysis and current city plans.

City staff will provide a Corridor Construction Program proposal to the Austin City Council in spring 2018. Council members must approve the program proposal before any 2016 Mobility Bond funding can be allocated.

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Emma Freer

Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her reporting focuses include employment and higher education. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.

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