From Jennifer Herber, City of Austin Public Information/
Majority for sidewalk on both sides of Shoal Creek Blvd.; next
Public Works has completed the validation and tallying process
for the Shoal Creek Blvd. (W. 38th St. to Foster Lane) sidewalk issue.
Eighty-four percent of respondents favor sidewalk on one or both sides of the
boulevard. Sixty-two percent of those favor sidewalk on both sides of the
~ 5300 ballots delivered to residents and property owners of
Allandale and Rosedale neighborhoods
739 validated responses
voted for no sidewalk
84.1% voted for sidewalk
62.5% of those
voting for sidewalk favor both sides of the street
Construction is scheduled to start the second half of July and
should take 6-7 months. Work will begin at two locations on the west side of the
boulevard, near Northwest Park and near W. 38th Street. Multiple crews will work
the project. The work will require temporary closures of bike lanes in short
“runs” as it moves north and south along the street. To minimize disruption to
those living along the boulevard, we will complete construction on both sides of
the street by segment – working first one side, then the other – before moving
to the next segment. Two travel lanes will remain open throughout construction.
What you will see next on the street:
Beginning this week, you
will see surveyors working in the right of way.
Darryl Haba, Project Manager, Darryl.Haba@
Curtis, Sidewalk Program Manager, Michael.Curtis@
Salem, P.E., Engineering consultant (Martinez, Wright & Mendez), Imads@mwminc.