Residents can view updated transportation plans for Burnet Road at July 9 meeting

The city is designing improvements on Burnet Road as part of the 2016 mobility bond.

The city is designing improvements on Burnet Road as part of the 2016 mobility bond.

The city of Austin is showcasing updated plans to improve Burnet Road in North Austin at a July 9 open house.

Residents will be able to view updated schematics that will show the city’s right of way in the corridor between Koenig Lane and MoPac as well as the updated design for the median breaks, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and other improvements.

The meeting is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, and residents can stop in at any time.

Burnet is one of nine corridors the city is improving using $482 million from the 2016 mobility bond. Burnet will receive about $53.2 million of that funding for improvements, such as pedestrian crosswalk signals, new traffic signals, new medians, updated intersections and pavement work.

Design of the improvements will continue through 2019, and construction will occur in 2021-24.

After the July 9 meeting, city staffers will continue working with property owners to finalize the design of the improvements, said Sara Behunek, communications manager for the city’s Corridor Program Office.

Working with business owners and engaging the community on possible Art in Public Places projects are also next steps for this corridor, she said.

The city previously hosted an open house in September to show residents initial designs and receive feedback.
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By Amy Denney

Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


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