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Virtual open house previews Longhorn improvements

Friday, September 11, 2020 by Tai Moses

The ‘Wishbone’ bridge.

virtual open house launched by Austin Transportation portrays upcoming changes to Longhorn Dam and along South Pleasant Valley Road. According to the department, “The changes are an update to near-term interim improvements that were presented during the 2018 and 2019 public process for a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge design over Lady Bird Lake.” South Pleasant Valley Road between Cesar Chavez and Oltorf streets was identified earlier this year as a “High-Injury Roadway.” The Vision Zero team’s analysis led staffers to update the scope of the improvements “planned for South Pleasant Valley Road between Cesar Chavez Street and Elmont Drive to better align with the safety needs of people driving, rolling and walking in the area.” Construction should begin by early 2021.

 

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