This project includes the installation, operation and maintenance of three permanent public restroom facilities in the downtown area. The restroom facilities will be installed at the following locations:
- East side of Trinity St. between 4th St. and 5th St. - Completed
- East side of Brazos St. between 5th St. and 6th St. - Completed
- On 6th St. one block west of IH-35 - Completed
The restroom units are solar powered and connected to existing water/wastewater utilities. The units are designed to provide residents and visitors access to safe and accessible restroom facilities. The project is a partnership between Public Works, Austin Transportation, Economic Development and the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA).
Nov./Dec. 2019 Utility work at Trinity and Brazos locations
Jan. 2020 Installation of restroom units at Trinity and Brazos locations
Early 2020 Finalize location for third unit near 6th St. and IH-35
Aug. 2020 Utility work and installation of third unit near 6th/IH-35
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why are these restrooms needed?
Given the popularity of the downtown area, there has been an observed need for these facilities for some time, especially during large gatherings and special events. The intention of these units is to help address public health and safety by preventing unsanitary conditions.
When will the restrooms be open for public use?
The first two units—located along Trinity St. and Brazos St.—are now operational. The third unit will be installed mid 2020.
What will these facilities look like?
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Paulinda Lanham, Project Manager, Public Works
Kyle Carvell, Public Information, Public Works
Matt Hart, Public Information, Public Works