Public input closes Oct. 31 for commenting on Spicewood Springs Road project

The city of Austin has a $17 million budget for improvements on Spicewood Springs Road as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond.

The city of Austin has a $17 million budget for improvements on Spicewood Springs Road as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond.

The city of Austin is still accepting public comments on the Spicewood Springs Road project through Oct. 31.

Residents can submit feedback through an online interactive map or email any comments to Cheyenne Krause at [email protected].

Public comments will be used for preliminary engineering recommendations that will be developed over the next few months. City staff will host another meeting next summer for residents to see the draft recommendations.

The first open house meeting for the project was Sept. 26, and city staffers answered questions on the project to improve the two-lane roadway from west of Mesa Drive to Loop 360. Possible improvements could include expanding to four lanes, adding a center turn lane and median and bicycle facilities.

More information is available at www.austintexas.gov/SpicewoodSpringsRd.

Timeline: fall 2019-2020
Cost: $17 million
Funding source: 2016 mobility bond program

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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