Northwest Austin Transportation Updates—March 2016

Northwest Austin Transportation Updates—March 2016

1. Water main upgrades

Austin Water Utility is continuing a project to upgrade wastewater lines in the Barrington Oaks neighborhood to improve capacity. The work affects Danwood Drive from Kapok Lane to Barrington Way and Barrington from Danwood to Pilgrims Place. New wastewater lines have been installed along Danwood, and the city is now adding new curbs, gutters and sod. The street will be repaved next.
Timeline: August 2015-May 2016
Cost: $1.6 million
Funding sources: Austin Water Utility

2. Repaving frontage roads

The Texas Department of Transportation will resurface the MoPac frontage roads from Parmer Lane to Waters Park Road.
Timeline: May-August 2016
Cost: $787,600
Funding sources: TxDOT

3. Parmer Lane repairs

TxDOT will perform pavement repairs and resurface Parmer Lane in Williamson County from SH 45 N to the Travis County line. The project is scheduled to go out for bids for construction in January 2017.
Timeline: summer 2017
Cost estimated $3.3 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

4. Future Parmer improvements

TxDOT will perform pavement repairs and resurface Parmer Lane in Travis County from the Travis County line to the I-35 southbound frontage road. The project will be bid for construction in March 2017.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: estimated $2.9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

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5. MoPac express lane construction

The project will add one express, or toll, lane in either direction on MoPac between Parmer Lane and Cesar Chavez Street. Since February workers have been excavating for the northbound express toll lane from downtown Austin. The number of lanes over Lady Bird Lake will be reduced from three to two until September. By May workers will widen the outside shoulder of MoPac between Enfield Road and US 183 and complete the shared-use path and sidewalks between Parmer and Far West Boulevard. Crews are installing sound walls and widening the bridge at RM 2222.
Timeline: October 2013-Nov. 29
Cost: $204 million
Funding sources: state and federal funds
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.


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