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Construction kicks off at 45th and Red River

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Transportation Department is starting construction at the intersection of 45th and Red River streets this week. The improvements being installed, which include signal timing adjustments and lane reassignments, are part of the Intersection Safety/Vision Zero program that was funded by the mobility bond that voters approved in 2016. Workers will also reconstruct the southeast corner curb, creating a safer turning zone for Capital Metro buses and addressing an issue that has been, according to Todd Hemingson, executive vice president of strategic planning and development, “a routing challenge for many years.” This intersection is the fourth one to get intersection safety program-related upgrades. It should take about three weeks to complete the project; for more information, view the project fact sheet here.

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