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Plans for Longhorn bridge move forward

Friday, February 25, 2022 by Tai Moses

The new Longhorn Dam Bridge virtual open house has launched, giving community members a chance to weigh in on the closely watched process to design and build a car-free crossing for the eastern side of Lady Bird Lake. According to the news release, the open house “focuses on three key project areas: the bridge and its plaza, a new underpass under Pleasant Valley Road, and parkland improvements near Canterbury Street.” Said Council Member Pio Renteria, “I look forward to the improved park and trail access this project will bring for those of us living east of I-35. Our residents need more places to walk and bike safely as Austin continues to grow, and I’m pleased to see this project progressing.” The open houses closes on March 24. Bridge followers may also attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. to learn about and offer feedback on plans for public art on the bridge. The city’s Art in Public Places program hopes to gather community input to “help define artwork inspiration and goals that will inform the artist selection process.” Register for the meeting here.

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