The purpose of the improvements is to reduce crashes at the intersection.
The City of Austin is set to begin construction of 2016 Mobility Bond-funded safety and mobility improvements at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street this Monday, Feb. 5.
The purpose of the improvements is to reduce crashes at the intersection by addressing conflict points, enhancing bicycle and pedestrian visibility and safety, and reducing dangerous movements. Improvements include construction of center medians on Congress Avenue near the intersection to reduce unsafe left turns; redesign of access driveways and construction of a shared-use path to reduce conflicts between people walking or biking and people driving; installation of new high-visibility crosswalks; and more.
“Thanks to the 2016 Mobility Bond, we’re making getting around Austin safer and easier," said Austin Mayor, Steve Adler.
Construction activities are anticipated to ramp up in the coming weeks with a goal of completing the project in summer 2018. People traveling through the work zone area should use caution and anticipate changing traffic patterns during construction.
News Desk: Construction is anticipated to increase in visibility over the coming weeks. Austin Transportation Department PIO is available to coordinate future opportunities to collect footage of construction activities.
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