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Slow down on Stassney
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
The city is urging motorists driving on East Stassney Lane to use caution due to construction intended to address pavement heaves and install shared-use paths. The project, which is addressing Stassney between Teri and Burleson roads, is in its first phase and is expected to be complete by fall 2023. A news release from the city’s Public Works Department notes that safety for its team, drivers and pedestrians “has been a concern on the road as some drivers have not complied with the speed reduction, rumble strips, and other traffic control measures.” Currently, Stassney Lane has been reduced to two lanes, which will be the case throughout the project, and sidewalks and some bus stops have been temporarily closed. “Although I’m glad to see the Stassney Lane improvements underway, it should not cost our community workers their safety,” said Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, who urged caution while the project is underway. “To ensure the improvements on Stassney Lane are completed in a safe and timely manner, please watch your speed and look out for construction workers. I look forward to the safe completion of this project so that more Southeast Austinites can experience more secure walking and driving conditions.”
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