The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has implemented an improvement project on East 51st Street, between IH-35 and US 183, to improve safety and mobility for all road users.
Components of this project included intersection improvements at six locations, which included the following:
- Adding turn lanes or changing lane assignments;
- Extending turn lanes;
- Signal detection and timing improvements.
In addition, a lane conversion was installed from Manor Road to US 183. This installation was expected to reduce high-risk speeding and overall crashes as well as improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and safety along the corridor.
An example of the improvements.
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