This project will stabilize and restore approximately 1,400 feet of Turtle Creek, which is officially called Tributary 4 of Williamson Creek.


Erosion has damaged both residential and commercial properties. Plans call for a combination of grading and sloping the creek banks, limestone blocks and native vegetation along the banks. We will also use rocks in the creek to slow down and absorb the force of floodwaters. The project is divided into two locations:

  • Along backyards of Middleham Place, between Eberhart Lane and Turtle Creek Blvd.
  • Between properties near Stassney and Hummingbird Lanes

Map showing project locations


  • Stabilize eroding creek banks
  • Improve wildlife habitat and restore creek health
  • Protect private properties and public infrastructure from future damage

Recording of Public Meeting

The City of Austin held a virtual public meeting to provide an overview of the project on September 16, 2021. A recording of the meeting is below or you can look through the PowerPoint slides.

Status and Timeline

Our capital improvement process includes the following phases:

  • Preliminary Engineering – when a solution is identified and costs are estimated.
  • Design – when the details are worked out and construction plans drawn up.
  • Bidding and Permitting – when a contractor is hired and all permits are acquired.
  • Construction – when the project is built.

This project is currently in design with construction estimated to begin in 2025.



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