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Longhorn Dam bridge improvements begin soon

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Austin Transportation Department is set to begin work this month on interim improvements to the Longhorn Dam bridge. The construction, taking place on South Pleasant Valley Road (Cesar Chavez Street to Elmont Drive), will “reconfigure the street space over the bridge to a single northbound traffic lane and two southbound lanes between the south Krieg Field entrance and Canterbury Street, with multiple new dedicated left turn lanes.” According to the department’s announcement, “The changes will provide better separation between people driving and people walking and riding bikes on South Pleasant Valley Road” and will “provide significant near-term safety benefits as substantial design work begins on the new ‘wishbone’ bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake.” To find out more details about the project, view a map of the project design.

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