Austin’s Little Dig: Not so wild a dream?
A couple of months ago in this space I wrote about local architect Sinclair Black’s effort to move Interstate 35 underground as it passes by downtown Austin. Then, under Black’s proposal, the space above the eight lanes (two of them tolled) would have an urban boulevard and grassy median not unlike the sylvan East Avenue that I-35 supplanted a half century ago. The project cost, Black estimates, would be $550 million.
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I-35 Open Houses
TxDOT this week will host three public meetings on Interstate 35 improvement concepts and has a virtual open house at www.mobility35.com where people can submit comments. The open houses will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the following days and places:
- Tuesday at Akins High School, 10701 South First St., Austin.
- Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Pflugerville, 500 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville.
- Thursday at Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave., Austin.