What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?

City Council mulls the "Go Big" bond in preparation for the November ballot

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South Lamar Corridor Report

S. Lamar Blvd. (from Riverside Dr. to Ben White Blvd.)
Study dated April 2016. Cost estimate: $60.4M. Proposed funding: $60M.

Since this study was just completed, its cost estimates are perhaps a bit more up-to-date, but like Airport, Lamar, and Burnet, it's still probably only about half-funded under the current bond scheme. Included in the $20.4M short-term cost is a completely new cross-section between Riverside and Treadwell, as well as more incremental fixes along the entire length down to Ben White Blvd. It was a late addition to the smart corridor wannabes, but traffic analyses indicate it would have the most immediate impact on commuting delays.

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