Category Archives: Transportation

Input sought for highway changes near airport

Highway planners are looking for Southeast Austin neighborhood representatives who are interested in serving on an advisory group on proposed changes to Texas State Highway 71. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have … Continue reading

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Bridge could get better paths for cyclists, pedestrians

The City of Austin has worked hard to improve infrastructure that helps pedestrians and cyclists safely get around town, but some big gaps in the network remain. With a boardwalk trail that will bring more bike and foot traffic to … Continue reading

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East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan goes before City Council

On Thursday evening, Austin City Council will consider adopting the East Riverside Corridor (ERC) Regulating Plan, a set of design regulations that will shape future development along Riverside Drive east of Interstate 35. Erika Leak, principal planner, says the council … Continue reading

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Neighborhood volunteers greet Grand Prix bike commuters

Burleson Heights residents greeted cyclists on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix as they arrived at the Country Club Creek pocket park on Saturday morning. City Council member Chris Riley, representatives of Bike Austin and visitors from around the … Continue reading

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Your formula for surviving Formula One

At last count, Austin had a population of 790, 390, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Next week, expect that to grow by up to 300,000 as Formula One racing at the new Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Southeast … Continue reading

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East Riverside Corridor’s makeover draws closer

Last week the City of Austin Planning Commission recommended the adoption of a set of regulations that, if approved, will determine the new face of East Riverside Drive. The proposed regulations are designed to transform a concrete commercial zone between … Continue reading

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Written statements about Carlson Drive issue needed

The request to gate Carlson Drive is still active, and the owners and developers of Edgewick condominiums have been working with the staff of the city’s Planning and Development Review Department to arrive at a viable solution. To recap, Carlson … Continue reading

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Westbound Oltorf will be closed July 21-28

A construction project will close a portion of Oltorf Street to westbound traffic for one week beginning on Saturday. From July 21-28, all westbound lanes of Oltorf will be closed between Interstate 35 and Congress Avenue, and only one eastbound lane will be open. … Continue reading

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Carlson Drive hearing postponed until late July

The Planning Commission hearing on Edgewick condominiums’ request to gate Carlson Drive has been postponed again until July 24. Wendy Rhoades of the City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department, the case manager, says the case had most recently been … Continue reading

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Urban rail plan would reach more parts of city

A proposed urban rail system would have another 10 miles of track and reach into more parts of the city under a plan offered by city transportation planners. The original plan proposed electric-powered rail on 16.5 miles of track from … Continue reading

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