Austin Transportation is making improvements around the intersection of Manor Road, Cherrywood Road and Chestnut Avenue to increase mobility and safety.  

 illustrated map of project limits

View a fact sheet about the project. Ver un mapa de mejoras del proyecto.

Project background

The planned improvements to Manor Road at Cherrywood Road are designed to increase multimodal mobility and safety by installing new left turning lanes, transit stops, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and upgrading existing facilities. Improvements include a new raised crosswalk, new shared use paths, new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible curb ramps, restriped high-visibility crosswalks, and upgraded signal phasing to enhance connectivity for everyone traveling through the area. 

Planned improvements  
  • Two new dedicated left turn lanes for people heading east on Manor Road and north on Cherrywood Road

  • Upgraded sidewalks and shared use paths on Manor Road and Cherrywood Road approaching the intersection, with enough space for people walking and people riding bikes

  • Upgraded pedestrian infrastructure, including restriped high-visibility crosswalks and new ADA-accessible curb ramps on all four corners • Upgraded bicycle facilities, including new ramps for people riding bikes on the shared use paths

  • Reconfiguration of the right turn pocket at southbound Cherrywood/westbound Manor Road, providing safer turns for Capital Metro buses and a new raised crosswalk

  • Driveway modifications to increase safety and reduce the number of conflict points

  • New and relocated Capital Metro bus stops for easier customer access

Construction schedule 

Austin Transportation began construction in August 2021 with crews working one corner of the intersection at a time.

After completing work on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection, contractors are set to move to the southwest corner on Nov. 20, where they will be working for approximately 6-8 weeks.

Construction is expected to be completed in March 2022. The intersection will remain open and passable at all times during construction. 

Funding 

These improvements are made possible through a combination of funding from the City of Austin’s Mobility Bonds and Quarter Cent programs as well as Capital Metro. In April 2020, Austin City Council allocated $634,000 of Quarter Cent Program funds as the primary funding source for improvements to improve the intersection. The Quarter Cent Program administers funds received by the City from approximately 25% of Capital Metro’s 2001-2004 sales tax revenue towards local transportation infrastructure projects selected by City Council.

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Contact 

For questions about the project, email Manuel Gallegos or call (512) 974-6575. 

For media inquiries, call (512) 974-8000.