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Improvements at S. Congress and Oltorf now complete

Monday, July 30, 2018 by Katy McElroy

South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street is a safer intersection to ride, walk and drive through now that the Austin Transportation Department has made some changes there. The department has photos of the improved intersection here, and a map of the improvements here, which include raised medians, bicycle detection and signals, restriped crosswalks, ADA-accessible ramps and more. This is just one of several planned Vision Zero Intersection Safety projects that were funded through the 2016 mobility bond. The department is holding a press conference at the intersection tomorrow at 9 a.m., and the Vision Zero street team will be hanging around at the nearby HEB parking lot at that time to give out complimentary safety gear such as bike lights, reflective wristbands and backpack clips.

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