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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
Progress on the 2016 Mobility Bond continues to move along. This week, the Transportation Department announced that land surveys along nine corridors had begun as part of the design phase of the corridor construction program, which was adopted in April. Work is taking place on: North Lamar Boulevard from U.S. Highway 183 to Howard Lane, Burnet Road from Koenig Lane to MoPac Expressway, Airport Boulevard from North Lamar Boulevard to U.S. 183, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/FM 969 from U.S. 183 to Decker Lane, South Lamar Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Ben White Boulevard/U.S. Highway 290 West, East Riverside Drive from Interstate 35 to State Highway 71, Guadalupe Street from MLK Jr. Boulevard to West 29th Street, William Cannon Drive from Southwest Parkway to McKinney Falls Parkway, and Slaughter Lane from FM 1826 to Vertex Boulevard. According to the Transportation Department, “This work will result in intermittent and short-term lane closures along the corridors. The lane closures will avoid peak-period travel times. Some work could occur at night, but activities would comply with City of Austin noise ordinances.” Work on the land surveys is expected to continue through the summer, and the design phase of the project could last anywhere from 12 to 36 months. More information is available on the Corridor Construction Program website.
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