About Us

Make a Donation
Local • Independent • Essential News

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.


Join Your Friends and Neighbors

We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?

Back to Top