Austin Transportation is proposing to extend East Braker Lane from Dawes Place to Samsung Boulevard. Sign up to receive email updates

Project Limits

illustrated map of project limits


Download the Draft Environmental Assessment (Oct. 2022)


Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option

The Virtual Public Hearing closed on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. All comments submitted to the project team are being reviewed. Responses to verbal and written comments received will be available online at AustinTexas.gov/EBrakerLane once the final report has been approved.

 

Public Hearing Presentation Video

Hearing Materials

Public Hearing Notices

Project Background and Goals

This project proposes to extend East Braker Lane from its current endpoint at Dawes Place approximately 0.75 miles to Samsung Boulevard.  This new roadway would connect to a future Travis County project extending East Braker Lane from Samsung Boulevard to Harris Branch Parkway and future Safe Routes to School improvements to Taebaek Drive. Once complete, the project is expected to reduce congestion on East Parmer Lane. The project is in alignment with the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, a comprehensive, citywide transportation plan adopted in 2019.

Proposed Improvements

  • New four-lane arterial roadway divided by a median with left-turn lanes at Taebaek Drive 
  • Center-turn lanes for vehicles turning onto Taebaek Drive or Samsung Boulevard from Braker Lane  
  • Sidewalks on both sides of the street along the project limits 
  • Pedestrian crossing at Taebaek Drive will provide space for people walking, biking, and rolling to cross safely 
  • Installation of a protected bicycle lane on the north side and an off-street bicycle lane on the south side 
  • Extension of Taebaek Drive to connect to new East Braker Lane roadway 
  • Curb, gutter and drainage improvements 
  • Detention pond for runoff and water quality enhancements

Funding 

The City of Austin and Travis County both identified the extension of East Braker Lane as a priority project to improve the regional street network. This project led by the Austin Transportation Department and Travis County’s project further east would, in tandem, improve mobility in the area and accommodate future growth. This project would use both City of Austin and State of Texas funds and is part of the 2045 Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Regional Roadway System plan.

Estimated construction date: Fall 2023

Contact

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