As part of the Transit Oriented Development Ordinance No. 20050519-008, the Watershed Protection Department identified needed stormwater infrastructure improvements on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (MLK) near the CapMetro Red Line crossing. During heavy rain events, there is potential for this area to become impassable along MLK.
The City of Austin’s Project Connect Office collaborates with other City departments and our partners, the Austin Transit Partnership and CapMetro, to implement the Project Connect program.
Congress Avenue is considered the "Main Street of Texas" with leading views toward the Texas State Capitol, historic architecture and direct connections to both the natural and urban spaces of Austin. The street requires special attention and a variety of initiatives are underway to make Congress Avenue accessible for everyone.
The voter-approved Dove Springs Public Health Facility is coming! In November 2018, voters approved $16 million for a new public health and services in the Dove Springs area. The goal is to offer a range of neighborhood center services to the Dove Springs community.
The facility address is 5811 Palo Blanco Lane. The building project has started its Design phase after hearing from the community.
In 2016, the Austin City Council directed staff to establish a pilot program to help inform possible recommendations for installing permanent public restrooms in the downtown area. During the pilot program, a temporary restroom facility was moved between five downtown locations for set periods of time. Based on the usage data and other information collected, specific locations were identified for installation of permanent restroom units.
East 51st Street Mobility Project
The East 51st Street Mobility Project is planned as a revitalization of the corridor from I-35 to Berkman Drive.
The City of Austin is seeking to reduce the risk of riverine flooding and storms to the health and safety of the 628,512 residents in the project service area.
The Lady Bird Lake - Canterbury at Mildred Emergency Street and Utility Repair project will repair and improve the failed roads in the project area. This is an urgent construction project coordinated among several City departments: Watershed Protection, Austin Water, Parks and Recreation and Public Works. The general project scope includes the rehabilitation of the road and enhancing the existing infrastructure in the area. The infrastructure improvements will include storm drain lines, water utilities, wastewater utilities, sidewalks, and the roadway.
Austin Transportation is making improvements around the intersection of Manor Road, Cherrywood Road and Chestnut Avenue to increase mobility and safety.
The Austin Transportation and Public Works Department completed construction on the Meadow Lake Boulevard street extension project working with Capital Delivery Services in December 2022.
The N Lamar Blvd and Burnet Rd Corridor Improvements project (Project ID: 9383.002) is funded from the voter-approved 2012 General Obligation Bond Program, with a total allocation of $15 million, supplemented with other sources, to address multi-modal corridor improvements identified in the N Lamar Blvd/Burnet Rd Corridor Mobility Report.
The City of Austin is proposing the Pressler Street Extension Project to help better connect Austin.
The Sabine Street Promenade project, located along Sabine Street between 4th and 6th Streets, gives priority to bicyclists and pedestrians by creating a festival street atmosphere.
In partnership with Capital Metro's MetroRapid premium bus service, transit priority lanes are designed to help move people through downtown safer and faster! The specially striped BUS ONLY lanes are designated lanes for transit vehicles and cars making right turns. To the right of the transit priority lane is a designated bike lane.