City proposes spreading $450 million over nine Austin roads

Updated Feb 08, 2018
American-Statesman Staff
A stretch of East Riverside Drive, shown near Burton Drive, would get a full slate of road improvements under the proposed corridor plan unveiled this week. JULIA ROBINSON/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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.