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PLEASE NOTE THAT SPICEWOOD SPRINGS ROAD
IS FINALLY GETTING EXPANDED
UPDATED 5-25-2018 THE ARTICLE BELOW
The city of Austin had anticipated releasing its draft
recommendations to improve Spicewood Springs Road in
Northwest Austin this spring, but the need for more research
is pushing that release back to late summer.
is receiving about $17 million from the 2016 Mobility Bond
improvements between Mesa Drive and Loop 360. These
expanding the road to four lanes and adding turn lanes,
traffic signals, bike lanes or sidewalks.
City staffers announced May 22 that two items are
affecting the schedule for releasing the draft preliminary
engineering report with recommendations. The first is the
need for a cultural resource survey to identify or rule out
the existence of any archaeological resources in the
Last fall, an official with the Travis County Historical
Commission contacted the city about the possibility of
historical sites and resources in the project area. Genest
Landry, the project manager with the Austin Public Works
Department, said the survey is being done to ensure workers
will not discover anything after construction begins.
“We do not expect to find anything in our project limits,
but we have been notified of potential historical
resources,” she said. “They found a historical cabin, but
it’s outside the project limits.”
The second item delaying the schedule is additional
traffic modeling at the intersection of Spicewood Springs
and Loop 360. Staffers want to take extra measures to see
the impact of the Texas Department of Transportation’s
project at that intersection to add an overpass or
underpass. That project is also partially being funded by
the city’s 2016 Mobility Bond.
The results of the new traffic modeling could also affect
the city’s list of recommendations, said Emily Tuttle, a
public information specialist with the Austin Transportation
[the recommendations]to be driven
by the needs that we’re seeing,” she said.
After the city finishes the draft preliminary engineering
report, staffers will host a public meeting to share the
recommendations with residents and gather feedback. After
that, staffers will begin the final design, which could take
one to three years. Construction is expected to be complete
PREVIOUS: Information below is from
Spicewood Springs Road Project
The City of Austin is reviewing
Spicewood Springs Road for opportunities to enhance mobility and safety
for all road users.
Mobility Bond, approved by voters in November 2016, included
$17million in funding for preliminary engineering, design and
construction of improvements along Spicewood Springs Road between Mesa
and Loop 360. Currently, staff is moving forward with project
development, starting with in-field data collection (i.e., collecting
traffic counts and completing surveying). The effort will include
community engagement, as well as review of constraints such as
right-of-way and utilities, and coordination with the City’s adopted
transportation plans and policies.
The goal of the project is to enhance
mobility and safety on Spicewood Springs Road. Improvements have not
been designed but may include expansion from a two-lane section to a
four-lane divided roadway (generally match four-lane cross section east
of Mesa Drive), signals, medians, sidewalks, bike lanes, and driveway
and Where We’re At Now
Staff kicked off the preliminary
engineering effort in spring 2017 with in-field data collection.
Preliminary engineering includes evaluating transportation metrics along
the road such as vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle counts, speed, driveway
analysis, right of way width and availability, drainage, sidewalk
condition, utilities, etc. as well as engaging the community on the
Staff anticipates hosting the first
public meeting about the project in September or October, 2017.
Preliminary Engineering & Community
Input: 2017 – 2018
Design & ROW Acquisition if needed: 2018 – 2019
Construction & utility relocation if needed: 2019 – 2020
Mark Your Calendar: Sept. 26 Public
The City of Austin invites members of the community to attend the first
public meeting regarding the 2016 Mobility Bond Project on Spicewood
Springs Road. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m.
at Westover Church of Christ (8322 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78759).
Residents can leave comments about existing conditions on the online
feedback tool starting on Monday, Sept. 25.
Watch or view the presentation and
read the audience Q&A
Staff will post a video of the presentation and a PDF of the slides
from the public meeting online on Oct. 2.
Email us your question or request a
Can’t attend or didn’t get your question answered at the public
to submit another question or ask for a small-group presentation at
your Neighborhood Association, book club, church group, etc