Strategic Capital Projects are multi-modal transportation infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing mobility and safety, and are funded through the City’s Capital Improvement Program. These projects are strategic, addressing a documented need in the community; are sometimes delivered in conjunction with partner agencies, such as the Texas Department of Transportation; and are designed with a goal of maximizing the efficiency of the current transportation network, equitably managing travel needs and operations, and planning for a future that provides greater mobility opportunities.

For more information about the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), visit or check out the City’s Five-Year CIP Plan.

Corridor Mobility Development Programs (Corridor Programs)

ATD uses corridor development programs to plan for a corridor’s changing environment and bring it up to modern standards. Corridor programs involve analyzing and improving older roadways to make them accessible to all forms of transportation - personal vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians.

Pressler Street Extension Project

The goal of the proposed Pressler Street Extension Project is to enhance connectivity by providing a new north-south connection between W. 5th Street and Cesar Chavez Street between Lamar Boulevard and MoPac/Loop 1.

2016 Mobility Bond

The City of Austin has called a special election for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Voters will consider one City of Austin proposition for $720 million in General Obligation bonds to fund transportation and mobility improvements.

Transit Priority Lanes

The City of Austin, in partnership with Capital Metro, strategically deploys Transit Priority Lanes to enhance bus service efficiency and improve safety. Currently, there are two Transit Priority Lane projects in Austin on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets. The City is working to respond to Resolution No. 20160414-007, regarding a Transit Priority Policy or guidelines that can guide similar investments in the future.

E. 51st Street Improvements Project

The East 51st Street Improvements Project is planned as a partial reconstruction of the corridor from I-35 to Berkman Drive and includes safety features such as improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities, tree-lined sidewalks and medians, and reduced crossing distances at intersections.