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Austin Public Works recently began a capital improvement project on Stassney Lane from Teri Road to Burleson Road.
Austin Public Works recently began a capital improvement project on Stassney Lane from Teri Road to Burleson Road. The project was designed and is being managed completely by Public Works’ Capital Project Delivery Program.
An effort funded by the voter-approved 2018 Bond; the project’s purpose is to create a safer, smoother commute for residents using the heavily traveled road through full street reconstruction. New shared use paths will also be installed on both sides of the road as well. The project will also address road deterioration due to recent flooding in the area. When it floods, the existing clay soils tend to shrink and expand. Consequently, the pavement heaves and pumps causing cracks and fissures in the pavement.
The first of three phases recently began construction near Teri Road. This first phase of work is expected to last eight months, while the full execution of the project is expected to be complete by Fall 2023. Recently, safety for drivers, pedestrians, and the Public Works’ onsite team has been a concern on the road as some drivers have not complied with the speed reduction, rumble strips, and other traffic control measures.
District 2 Councilmember Vanessa Fuentes urged drivers to be cautious when traveling through this work zone. “Although I'm glad to see the Stassney Lane improvements underway, it should not cost our community workers their safety,” said Fuentes. “To ensure the improvements on Stassney Lane are completed in a safe and timely manner, please watch your speed and look out for construction workers. I look forward to the safe completion of this project so that more Southeast Austinites can experience more secure walking and driving conditions.”
Localized construction impacts include:
- Lane closures: Stassney Lane has been reduced to two lanes along most of the project limits. The street will operate with two lanes (one in each direction) throughout the project.
- Sidewalk closures: A portion of the sidewalk along the south side of Stassney Lane has been temporarily closed. Detour signage for pedestrians is posted.
- Transit: Select Capital Metro Route 311 bus stops along Stassney Lane will be temporarily relocated during project construction.
Austin Public Works urges everyone traveling in the area to watch their speed and stay alert for construction workers and pedestrian traffic. To learn more about Austin's Road Resurfacing Programs, visit AustinTexas.Gov/StreetAndBridge or call 3-1-1.