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City kicks off corridor program open houses

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Katy McElroy

As part of the design phase for the Corridor Construction Program, adopted by City Council in April, the Austin Transportation Department has announced that it will be holding public open houses to share its plans to make each corridor better for all modes of transportation. In total, nine corridors will receive enhancements in the program, which is funded in part by a large portion of the 2016 mobility bond. The first open house is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at IDEA Montopolis, 1701 Vargas Road, and will introduce staff’s ideas for mobility, safety and connectivity improvements to East Riverside Drive between Interstate 35 and State Highway 71. The second open house will focus on the Slaughter Lane corridor, which runs down Slaughter Lane between FM 1826 and Vertex Boulevard. That one is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church at 3701 W. Slaughter Lane. Information on the open houses for the remaining corridors will be shared on the program’s What’s New page, here. The design phase is expected to take 12 to 36 months, and staff will update Council on its progress and request approval for construction in the spring.

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