The City of Austin’s Planning Department will be hosting a Burnet Road Better Block event between Clay Avenue and Houston Street on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Better Block will highlight a new pedestrian signal as well as other permanent and temporary streetscape improvements. This is a collaborative effort made possible by various City departments, agencies, area businesses and groups.
The Better Block event will be held along Burnet Road and include the temporary street closure of the 5300 block of Clay Avenue (near Halina Day Spa). The event will implement safety and streetscape improvements identified in recent initiatives, including a new signalized crosswalk across Burnet Road at Lawnmont Avenue. The event will also use temporary street trees and furniture to demonstrate what Burnet Road could look like and make it easier, safer, and more comfortable to walk in the area. The Better Block will feature live music, free ice cream, outdoor seating, and giant games for people of all ages to enjoy.