AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin Economic Development Department and Corridor Mobility Program are hosting a virtual public meeting for Colony Loop Drive. During the virtual meeting, attendees will learn more about the City’s plan to connect the missing portion and upgrade the existing sections of Colony Loop Drive between Loyola Lane and Decker Lane. The meeting will stream live on the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative Facebook page and Colony Park YouTube channel on December 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Spanish interpreters will be available.
“Connecting the two existing portions of Colony Loop Drive will significantly improve Colony Park residents’ ability to access community resources like the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center and the Colony Park District Park,” said Sylnovia Holt Rabb, Acting Director of Austin’s Economic Development Department. “This project is also significant for the planned 208-acre Colony Park Sustainable Community, which will bring affordable workforce housing and improve access to food and healthcare services to this Northeast Austin neighborhood.”
A team of engineers, city departments, and consultants have worked for two years to design improvements to the existing segments that would address community needs, including continuous sidewalks, shade, newly striped roads, protected bike lanes and enhanced pedestrian crosswalks. Once complete, the improvements to Colony Loop Drive will create one complete street allowing safe access to schools, parks, and the Colony Park Sustainable Community.
During the virtual meeting, residents will have the opportunity to view conceptual images of the improvements and provide feedback to the project team. Efforts to improve Colony Loop Drive are part of the City’s 2016 Mobility Bond Program.
For more information on the Colony Park Sustainable Community project, visit www.colonyparkatx.org.
About the City of Austin Economic Development Department
The City of Austin Economic Development Department supports business growth, creative industries, and local communities. These programs build an equitable, sustainable economy to improve the lives of all Austin residents. To learn more about helpful resources, visit www.austintexas.gov/edd and follow @econvitalityatx on Twitter.
About the Corridor Mobility Program
In 2016, Austin voters approved $720 million for transportation and mobility improvements throughout Austin. The majority of that funding, $482 million, is being dedicated to the Corridor Mobility Program. As part of the Corridor Mobility Program, the City of Austin has provided funding for the design of Colony Loop Drive. The improvements may be funded for construction as future funding sources become available. To learn more about the Corridor Mobility Program, visit www.AustinTexas.gov/CorridorMobility.