For Immediate Release
AUSTIN, TX – Construction will begin today on five foot bicycle lanes along both sides of Barton Springs Road within Zilker Park, beginning west of the Barton Creek Bridge, extending west under the Loop 1 overpass and terminating near Rollingwood Drive.
Construction will take place Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will generally progress in segments east to west along Barton Springs Road, working on one side of the road only to minimize traffic impact. The project is scheduled to be complete in early December before the Trail of Lights in the park. Additionally, the contractor will suspend construction activities for the Austin City Limits Festival in the fall.
Known as the Barton Springs Bike Lanes Project, work will also include the relocation of traffic signals and the construction of pervious (porous) concrete walkways and associated drainage and landscaping. The walkways will be set back from the roadway to protect pedestrians from vehicular traffic and will be routed around existing trees and historic features.