8/15/19 TXDOT Update on Loop 360 work

August 17th, 2019

On Friday, August 16, 2019 TXDOT provided this update.

TXDOT Loop 360 Program
Progress continues on the Loop 360 program, with the Walsh Tarlton Lane project getting underway and several of the projects undergoing design revisions. So far, environmental work has begun on five of the six currently planned projects in the program. Below is a quick update on all the projects.

TxDOT continues to process public input received since the June 6 workshop for the Lakewood Drive/Spicewood Springs Road project. The team is evaluating options for the design of the Loop 360 main lanes and connector road, as well as the location of the shared-use path within the project limits.

The project team is also working on refining options for the Courtyard Drive/RM 2222 and Westlake Drive/Cedar Street projects, including the lane configuration and shared-use path on the northbound side of the roadway. A public hearing will be held next year for the Courtyard Drive/RM 2222 project.

On Aug. 8, the team held a public workshop for the Walsh Tarlton Lane project.

The team is starting environmental work on the Lost Creek Boulevard/Westbank Drive project, and a public workshop is anticipated next spring. The RM 2244 project, which will include a diverging diamond intersection, will be the final project to move through the environmental process.

Ongoing Work
If you’re a regular driver on Loop 360, you might notice some work in the coming months. The projects are not part of the Loop 360 program – we’re still a couple of years away from starting those. Instead, they’re part of ongoing projects that TxDOT is conducting in and around Austin. Here’s what to expect.

Bridge Maintenance
What: Routine maintenance work, including sealing cracks in the bridge deck, cleaning and sealing bridge joints, cleaning and painting the bridge and installing joint protection on and under bridge beams, conducting maintenance work on bridge supports, and erosion control
Where: Pennybacker Bridge
When: Summer/Fall 2019, weather permitting

Cable Barriers
What: Installing a cable barrier in the Loop 360 center median to improve safety
Where: Pennybacker Bridge to Walsh Tarlton Lane
When: Spring 2020

Intelligent Transportation System
What: Adding traffic cameras and dynamic message signs
Where: US 183 to US 290/SH 71
When: Spring 2020

If you have any questions about the ongoing projects, write to us at [email protected], and we’ll help you find the right information.

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