City proposes spreading $450 million over nine Austin roads


Highlights

The city Wednesday released its recommendation for spending ‘corridor’ money from the 2016 bond.

The cost of fully building all nine proposed corridors is $1.4 billion, and the bond allocates $482 million.

The city plans major changes to East Riverside, but short-term, lesser changes to the other eight corridors.

Big changes are in store for East Riverside Drive.

Smaller changes are coming to eight other Austin roads, sometime within the next two to five years. 

The city of Austin released its plan Wednesday for major corridor improvements that will be funded with a chunk of the $720 million mobility bond that voters approved in 2016. For most of the corridors, the $450 million available for construction under this bond would bring sidewalks, transit accommodations such as bus pullout lanes, some pavement repairs and traffic signal improvements.

Only East Riverside — and just a portion of the road segment placed before voters 15 months ago — will have a makeover akin to what was contemplated in the corridor plans commissioned by the city over the past few years.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to find out more about the plans, which corridors will be affected and when drivers will start to see the changes.



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