On June 14, 2017, the Mopac Mobility Bridges opened to the public. This project was a joint federal, regional, City of Austin, and TxDOT partnership. The project adds approximately two miles of bicycle and pedestrian lanes to the City's Urban Trail network. Improvements to this corridor were identified in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, and by the 2007 Mayor’s Street Smarts Task Force.
Map and Access Points
The Mopac Mobility Bridges are located in southwest Austin from Tuscan Terrace to Gaines Ranch Loop. There are three access points:
- On the southbound side of Mopac, near the Gaines Creek and Twin Falls Access Point
- From the 290 Service Road, near the Best Buy and Sam's Club
- At Tuscan Terrace
Click the map below for more information.
The completed project features:
- A new bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Barton Creek at MoPac.
- A bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Loop 360 at MoPac.
- A multi-use trail that accommodates bicycles and pedestrians on the west side of MoPac from Loop 360 to Tamarron Boulevard.
- The restriping of the southbound lanes of MoPac at the bridge over Barton Creek to improve motor vehicle congestion.
Project Location & Renderings:
Year 2000, 2006, and 2010 bicycle-specific bond funding.
Proposition 12 Congestion Management funds through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).
Surface Transportation and Metropolitan Mobility (STPMM) funding administered through the CAMPO.
All phases are within the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right of way.
Email Austin Public Affairs Team to submit questions and comments about this project.