Preliminary engineering processes recently launched on Cooper Lane, Davis Lane, FM 1626 and Latta Drive/Brush Country Road to address substandard street elements such as missing sidewalks, drainage issues, insufficient pavement widths and more, a recent press release stated.
The process includes community engagement, data collection and analysis of existing conditions resulting in a preliminary engineering report for each roadway with recommendations to enhance safety and mobility.
Development of the reports was approved as part of the 2016 Mobility Bond which allocated $720 million to transportation and mobility improvements throughout the city. Of the $720 million, about $11 million was dedicated to substandard streets and capital renewal programs, including the creation of preliminary engineering reports on nine substandard streets.
Upcoming public engagement opportunities include:
Latta Drive and Brush Country Road
(Project limits: William Cannon Drive to Tiffany Lane)
Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road, Austin
(Project limits: Manchaca Road to I-35)
Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Manchaca United Methodist Church, 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca
(Project limits: Brodie Lane to West Gate Boulevard and Leo Street to Manchaca Road)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Cowan Elementary School, 2817 Kentish Drive, Austin
(Project limits: Dittmar Road to Matthews Lane)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Bedichek Middle School, 6800 Bill Hughes Road, Austin