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.
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.
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
Construction contract letting
2024 – 2025
Construction of a new bridge
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.