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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Time to talk corridor improvements with ATD
Austin’s Transportation Department and the Corridor Program Office have scheduled a pair of open houses for the community to discuss planned improvements to William Cannon Drive and Burnet Road that are included in the city’s $720 million mobility bond approved by voters in 2016. The session for the William Cannon improvements will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Langford Elementary School, 2206 Blue Meadow Drive. Included in the construction are measures to reduce vehicle delays and crashes, improve transit effectiveness, and create continuous accessibility on sidewalks as well as bicycle facilities on the entire corridor. The session for Burnet Road is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road. That project includes many of the same goals as the William Cannon construction. To see detailed plans for those and other road projects, visit capitalprojects.austintexas.gov.
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