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Take the Longhorn Dam detour

Monday, June 28, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin Transportation Department staff are hard at work making safety and mobility improvements to the Longhorn Dam bridge. Most recently, the work crew has created a temporary detour to re-route pedestrians and cyclists crossing the bridge to the new shared-use pathway on the bridge’s east side, which opens today. The interim improvements are intended to provide a safer crossing while work begins on the hotly anticipated wishbone bridge that will ultimately serve as the permanent trail crossing for bikes and pedestrians. In the meantime, two pedestrian hybrid beacon signals have been installed to mark the path’s entrance and exit. According to the department, the detour “will remain in place while the west side of the bridge is closed for construction. Construction will continue to build out another shared-use pathway on the west side of the bridge. Future work will include final markings and signal enhancements to complete the project.”

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