Construction of a new bridge designed to handle current-day loading conditions, increasing vehicular traffic, and increased safety and multi-modal transportation options for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Background

Funded by 2012 and 2018 voter-approved bonds, this project features the replacement of the existing bridge at Redbud Trail over Lady Bird Lake. This project has been years in the making and is the result of increasing strains on the bridge due to flooding, population growth, the number of vehicles on the road and heightened use. The project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase.

The bridge, built in 1948, was not designed with today's traffic in mind and has insufficient bicycle and pedestrian paths. The bridge is also nearing the end of its operational life. The new bridge will not only be able to handle current traffic requirements, but it will also provide enhanced multi-modal transportation options such as bicycle and pedestrian access. 

Project Map

Project Status

Timeframe

Phase

Description

2019 Bridge Design Conceptual design of bridge (including aesthetics)
Late 2019 / Early 2020 Public Meeting #3 Provide project update, receive additional feedback
2020 – 2023 Detailed Bridge Design Investigations and detailed bridge design
2021 – 2023 Clearance and Permitting Environmental clearance and permitting
2023 Construction Letting Construction contract letting
2023 – 2024 Construction Construction of a new bridge

 

View timeline events (updated Jan. 2020) 

Public Outreach

Public Meeting: Thursday, January 30, 2020

This public meeting was held at O. Henry Middle School Cafeteria.  As the project moves into the design phase, the purpose of this meeting was to provide an update on project activities and to gather public input. 

View  meeting materials:

Background Video 

All informational boards

Project background

Bridge design renderings options

Proposed improvements

Environmental Analysis

Next steps

Project Fact Sheet

**Provide Comments and Questions** (closes Feb. 14, 2020) 

 

 

Public Meeting: June 27, 2019

The second public meeting was held at the West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) on June 27, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an update on project activities and to gather public input.

View meeting materials:

Background Information

Previous Public Input and Alternatives

Proposed Improvements

Environmental Considerations

Next Steps

View project fact sheet

View Public Comments and Responses

 

Public Meeting 1: June 7, 2016

The project team hosted the first public meeting on June 7, 2016 to get community feedback. This feedback informed ongoing alignment considerations.

View meeting materials

View public comments and responses

View project fact sheet

Contacts

Paulinda Lanham, Project Manager, Public Works
512.974.7974
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Kyle Carvell, Public Information, Public Works
512.974.7139
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Elizabeth Ferrer, Public Information, Public Works
512.974.7262
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