What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?

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

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MLK/FM 969 corridor Report

E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./FM 969 (from U.S. 183 to Webberville)
Study dated Feb. 2014. Cost estimate: $111.2M. Proposed funding: $40M.

This project area runs east from U.S. 183, all the way out to the town of Webberville (about two-thirds of it is outside the Austin city limits). Short-term costs, however, total just $7.8M, and are concentrated in bike and pedestrian projects, and in the close-in area inside the Austin city limits. And $93.2M of the long-term total is for major arterial improvements that require major right-of-way acquisitions – $33.7M to widen Hunters Bend to Webberville, and $59.5M for 969 between 183 and SH 130 – so it's unclear what the proposed bond funding of $40M is meant to do here. Meanwhile, as with North Lamar, the closer-in, more-congested part of the corridor – MLK from U.S. 183 to I-35 – is slated for study as a future corridor.

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