Update: Duval Street (San Jacinto Boulevard to 53rd Street) - Proposed Street Improvements2
Thank you for attending the open house for proposed street improvements on Duval Street between San Jacinto Boulevard and 53rd Street or providing Austin Transportation Department (ATD) your feedback by phone or email.
Since the open house on November 16th, 2017, we have been working through all of the comments we received to determine any necessary changes to the initial project proposal. Based on this feedback, ATD has made the following changes to the project:
Parking will be allowed on the east side of the street between 6:00 pm and 7:00 am from 51st Street to 53rd Street (existing No Parking zones to remain).
Buffered bicycle lanes will be installed south of 50th Street to San Jacinto Boulevard and parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street within these limits.
Physical protection of the bikeway is no longer being considered on Duval Street at this time.
Enhanced pedestrian crossing treatments will be implemented at Harris Avenue, 41st Street, and 43rd Street.
ATD will be implementing this project in two phases:
Phase 1 will include:
Phase 2 will include:
Installation of painted buffers added to bicycle lanes south of 50th Street
Modifications to striping near signalized intersections
Installation of a northbound bicycle lane between 50th Street and 51st Street
Installation of southbound bicycle lanes between 51st Street and 53rd Street
Construction of a shared use path along the northbound approach to 45th Street
Enhanced pedestrian crossing treatments at Harris Avenue, 41st Street, and 43rd Street
Phase 1 is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Phase 2 is expected to begin later this year.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments and thank you for your feedback.
Alison Mills, P.E.
Active Transportation and Street Design Division
City of Austin Transportation Department