Austin to unveil recommendations Feb. 10 on bond-funded Anderson Mill Road improvements

The city's $720 million mobility bond allocates $5.5 million for improving Anderson Mill Road.

The city's $720 million mobility bond allocates $5.5 million for improving Anderson Mill Road.

Updated 2:35 p.m. Feb. 7

The city of Austin plans to unveil its recommendations to improve Anderson Mill Road in Northwest Austin this Saturday, Feb. 10 and is asking residents to weigh in.

The open house is the first time residents will get to view recommendations for the project, which is being funded through Austin’s 2016 mobility bond. About $5.5 million was earmarked for the roadway between Spicewood Parkway and US 183, but the total project budget is $7.26 million with other funds included.

The come-and-go meeting is from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Hope Presbyterian Church Activity and Education Center, 11559 Spicewood Parkway, Austin. No formal presentation will be given, but residents will be able to meet with city staffers, ask questions and provide feedback.

Proposed improvements could include turn lanes, medians, changes to traffic signals and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Preliminary engineering will continue in 2018, and that includes evaluating existing conditions, including vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle counts; speed; driveway analysis; crash patterns; right-of-way width and availability; drainage; sidewalk conditions; and utilities, according to the city.

Staffers plan to begin design work later in 2018, and design and permitting will continue until 2020. Construction is planned for 2020-21.

District 6 Council Member Jimmy Flannigan first pushed for improving Anderson Mill Road in 2015 prior to being elected. He initiated a study of the roadway in 2015 through his Northwest Austin Coalition organization.

Last March, he hosted a meeting for residents to provide their input on what improvements they would like to see.

Flannigan said the study and resident input through the coalition led to the project being included in the 2016 bond for funding.

For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/andersonmill.

Editor's note: This post was updated to clarify the history of meetings on the project.

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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