Austin, TX transportation projects show results; biggest work still to come

The improvements were paid for with a mix of money, including $5.5 million of the 2016 mobility bond funds and $3.8 million from the city’s general fund and the Transportation Department’s operating budget that the City Council approved in 2015 to fix Austin’s five most dangerous intersections.

The city still has roughly $10 million in bond money to upgrade nine other dangerous intersections. Next on the list are North Lamar Boulevard at Payton Gin Road and Braker Lane at Stonelake Boulevard in North Austin.

The city says it has been able to leverage an additional $250 million in state and federal money to do even more road work.

In addition to the intersection safety projects, in the past two years, it has completed more than 150 sidewalk projects, 20 bikeway projects, a handful of urban trail projects and several safe school routes, accounting for $88 million of the $720 million bond package.