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

Project Limits

 

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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.

This project is currently in an environmental study process. There will be a public hearing later this year to comment on the study. Residents in the area will be notified of the public hearing by mail.

Proposed Improvements

  • New four-lane arterial roadway divided by medians with a median break 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 to 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

Schedule 

Estimated public hearing date: Winter 2021/Spring 2022.

Estimated construction date: Mid-late 2022.

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Contact 

For questions about the project, email project manager Matt Harold or call (512) 974-2964. 

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