The City of Austin Public Works Department and Austin Transportation will begin construction at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lakeshore Boulevard in July as part of the Riverside Drive Corridor Improvements Project. This project is fully funded and the contractor has been hired. The existing intersection will be transformed into a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly public space addressing multi-modal transportation issues with the addition of wider sidewalks, ADA accessible ramps and bicycle lanes. Work will also include the installation of rain gardens to improve water quality. In order to provide for safe crossing of Riverside by pedestrians and cyclists, there will be a traffic light installed to stop eastbound traffic on Riverside. 10-foot-wide crosswalks will be installed.
Once complete, the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lakeshore Boulevard will have improved mobility and safety for motorized vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. The project is expected to be finished in early spring of 2017. More more information: