Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

The City of Austin will begin work to install a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon on Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive.  Within the next week, travelers along West Slaughter Lane may notice crews at Vinemont Drive.  The Corridor Program Office is starting construction of a new pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) at the Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive intersection.

A PHB is a signalized pedestrian crosswalk, and the new PHB at Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive will be installed to reduce the risks of conflict between vehicles and the pedestrians and bicyclists who cross Slaughter Lane.  This project represents one of many safety and mobility improvements planned for Slaughter Lane through the Corridor Construction Program which is funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond.

Construction at the Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive intersection will occur within city right-of-way, and work is scheduled to occur between 9am-4pm on weekdays.  Sometimes work may also take place between 7am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Intermittent lane and sidewalk closures are expected during work times over the next few months on construction, but the closures are not expected to require traffic detours.  This project should be completed by the end of December 2021.