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North Lamar Corridor Transportation Plans 

There are a number of transportation plans in the works that affect the North Lamar Corridor directly, as well as plans that could potentially affect the corridor in the future: 

  • Austin City Council recently approved an amendment to an Austin Transportation Department manual to ensure a more consistent relationship between street design and speed limits. 

  • Austin City Council recently approved safety zone pilots, or neighborhood streets where the city will test out a 25 mph speed limit. Specific streets have not yet been assigned to the pilot program​, but we will likely see reduced speed limits for N. Lamar soon.

  • Safety improvements at N. Lamar, both Rundberg and Rutland intersection are underway and to be completed by February 2017

    ​ (still underway at time of newsletter print).​
  • Construction starts on N. Lamar (US Hwy 183 to Parmer Ln.) for $1.2M Sidewalk Grant in the Spring of 2017. 

  • The Quarter Cent Funds ($1.9M per district) and 2012 $15M Transportation Bond Funds (shared between N. Lamar/Burnet Rd.) will focus on safety improvements, such as sidewalk and pedestrian hybrid beacon additions, and will be completed within the next two years. 

  • The November 2016 Mobility Bond approved $18 million for N. Lamar corridor. A corridor consultant with begin evaluating all corridors in 2017 to determine which corridor plans will start first. 

To subscribe to updates in regard to transportation plans for the N. Lamar corridor, or for specific questions and concerns, please e-mail [email protected]s.gov.

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