Transportation

August 17 Spillar-Tovo Memo Re. 32nd St. Mobility Project Proposal

TO: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, District 9

CC: Robert Goode, P.E., Assistant City Manager

FROM: Robert Spillar, P.E., Director, Austin Transportation Department

DATE: August 17th, 2015

SUBJECT: 32nd Street Mobility Project Proposal

The purpose of this memorandum is to make you aware of a proposed project to improve safety and mobility on 32nd safety and mobility on 32nd Street is located in in Central Austin, City Council District 9, as shown in the map on page 2.

To read more, see https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/32nd-st-mobility-project-memo-cm-t...

32nd St Mobility Project Memo to CM Tov 8-17-15.pdf

150810 Resolution Regarding Upper Decks Proposal_revised DRAFT.pdf

150810 Resolution Regarding Upper Decks Proposal_revised DRAFT.docx

150822 NCINC2 Meeting Agenda.pdf

150822 NCINC2 Meeting Agenda.docx

IH-35 plans, Deck and Riverside

Hi all,

For distribution to HNA website and maybe newspaper.

Below is a link to a Community Impact article on the latest TxDOT proposals and some initial reactions that came out today. The print version is slated for distribution later this week. Thought it would be of interest to some folks in HNA.

http://communityimpact.com/2015/07/22/txdot-seeks-funding-for-4-3-billio....

Also, I attended the 7/21 Community Meeting that TXDOT put on at Martin Middle School for the planned IH-35 Improvements from Holly Street to Oltorf.

Those plans can be found on http://www.my35.org/. Click on Austin, then the blue planned projects and click on Riverside blue dot, then downloads for the schematics to see what's up.

IH-35 bridge must widen on both service roads/pedestrian paths. The current vertical up and down creating blind curve just south of riverside will be greatly smoothed out and curve radius increased. NB Service road can go under Riverside avoiding the traffic light.

Best,

Jim Rankin
HNA Transportation Committee

San Jacinto (Dean Keeton to Speedway) Striping Scroll.pdf

Transportation Committee Chair Report on I-35 Improvements

Proposed IH-35 Improvements – Go To www.mobility35.org

Jim Rankin, HNA Transportation Committee Member attended the 10/29/14 TEXDOT Neighborhood Rep Meeting for the latest on IH-35 Improvement Design for the segment between US290 and 11th St. Go to this website for the latest Improvement Design (and a virtual drone-view and drive-through the future 51st St Roundabout) which is still being tweaked. There are no IH-35 on-ramps between UT’s Disch Faulk Baseball Field (one to upper deck from MLK) and Airport and only a few off-ramps.

TEXDOT has incorporated many NA suggestions and comments from two previous meetings:

  • Good bike/pedestrian crossings at 51st roundabout and at all new replacement bridges over lower deck. Bridges have U-turn lanes both ways without stopping.
  • The offset E. 32nd streets on either side of IH-35 have their own bridges which will have coordinated signals.
  • A few IH-35 crossing bridges will have No Left Turn from the access road at certain times of rush hour to keep the traffic flowing.
  • Northbound Access Road from MLK does have an on-ramp to IH-35 upper deck.
  • Property takings and sound barrier and landscaping details TBD at northbound off-ramp just N. of 32nd St.
  • Lower deck lanes will be 11’-wide, with two FTC (Future Transportation Corridor) lanes in center and 2’ shoulder against retaining walls.
  • There will be no direct left turn onto Westbound 45th from Northbound Airport, but a further Northbound U-turn and return South will get you to 45th Westbound with a right turn.
  • Southbound Airport will still have a Southbound upper deck on-ramp, but it will have the same short merge distance and will probably be a metered entry.
  • TEXDOT has been Coordinating over the past two years with the Texas Government Complex, UT & its future Medical School, and adjacent Hospitals to accommodate their transportation needs in the Improvement Design.
Syndicate content