The City of Austin Public Works Department and Austin Water began construction of the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project from 7th to 10th Street in November 2015.
The City’s contractor, Muniz Concrete and Contracting Inc., will replace aging utility infrastructure and improve the condition of the street surface. Additionally, sidewalks will be widened and decorative pavers and trees will be incorporated into the design, creating a Great Street atmosphere to help foster a unique community identity, healthy business environment and pedestrian-friendly public space.
Once complete, the Colorado Street corridor from Cesar Chavez to 10th Street will convert from a one-way to a two-way street.
Construction Time Frame
November 2015 to June 2017 Dates are projected as accurately as possible, but are subject to change.
$5.7 million – funded by the 2012 Transportation and Mobility Bonds
Traffic will be reduced to two southbound travel lanes along Colorado Street from 7th to 8th Street.
Access to parking garages will be maintained during construction. Coordination efforts and notice to residents will be communicated through the property managers.
The contractor's allowable work hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sounds from trucks and construction equipment may be heard during work hours.
Construction work will stop temporarily during special events.
Phase 1: West side from 7th to 7th Street Alley
Phase 2: East side from 7th to 8th Street
Phase 3: East side from 8th to 9th Street
Phase 4: East side from 9th to 10th Street
Phase 5: West side from 9th to 10th Street
Phase 6: West side from 8th to 9th Street
Phase 7: West side from 7th to 8th Street
The City’s contractor is currently working on the installation of the storm drain, water line, and wastewater line along the west side of Colorado between 8th and 10th streets, and work in the northwest quadrant of the 9th Street intersection is coming to an end. The contractor is expected to shift to the southwest quadrant on April 1st, as well as the southwest quadrant of the 10th Street intersection. During this time, the City's contractor will reduce Ninth Street to one eastbound lane and Tenth Street to one westbound lane between Lavaca and Colorado streets. Parking just west of Colorado along the north side of Ninth Street will not be allowed. Additionally, parking just west of Colorado along the south side of Tenth Street will not be allowed.
The remaining work includes the south side of the 7th Street intersection, traffic signal foundations, electrical conduits for street lights, irrigation, new sidewalk, curb and gutter, and concrete paving.
The overall project is expected to be complete by end of June 2017.
Jessica Salinas, Project Manager, Public Works
Mark Day, Construction Inspector, Public Works
Susan Garnett, Public Information, Public Works