City of Austin to host office hours for William Cannon Drive Corridor improvements

A meeting about upcoming changes to William Cannon Drive will be held March 30.

A meeting about upcoming changes to William Cannon Drive will be held March 30.

The Austin Corridor Program Office will host an office hours event on Saturday, March 30 for residents interested in improvements planned by the city for William Cannon Drive, according to a news release from the Corridor Program Office. The intended improvements, spanning between Southwest Parkway and McKinney Falls Parkway, are part of a $1.4 billion city initiative to improve safety along nine key corridors in Austin.

The upcoming projects are funded in part by the city’s $720 million 2016 Mobility Bond, from which $95.1 million was designated for safety and mobility upgrades along major roadways in South Austin. Major construction is expected to begin in 2021.

Projects along William Cannon Drive in the Corridor Program Office’s plan include and expansion to four lanes between Running Water Drive and McKinney Falls Parkway and improved bike lanes, bridges and traffic signals.

The March 30 office hours event will not include a formal presentation, but is intended as an opportunity for concerned Austin residents to ask questions and seek updates on the corridor project’s timeline. The drop-in event will take place at the Pleasant Hill Branch Library at 211 E. William Cannon Drive, Austin, between 1-4 p.m.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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