Within the next week, the Corridor Program Office (CPO) will begin construction within city right-of-way of new, westbound shared-use paths (SUPs) along Slaughter Lane between Barstow Avenue and Gorzycki Middle School.

The outer westbound lane within the project limits will be temporarily closed during construction times, and the project is expected to be complete by mid-August, ahead of the fall 2021 school year start.

SUPs are large sidewalks that accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists, and once completed, they are expected to safety and mobility for commuters using this portion of the corridor.

The westbound segment of Slaughter Lane between Barstow Avenue and Gorzycki Middle School is the first of many sections of Slaughter Lane that will receive bike and pedestrian improvements through the 2016 Mobility Bond funded Corridor Construction Program (CCP).

In fact, within the next year, CPO expects to continue the SUP construction on west Slaughter Lane so that there are continuous SUPs on both the north and south sides of the road.

Additional CCP projects planned for Slaughter Lane within the next year include a new pedestrian hybrid beacon (i.e. signalized pedestrian crosswalk) at Vinemont Drive intersection, as well as new bike lanes between I-35 and Brandt Road.  Work is also expected to begin this year on new bike lanes and sidewalk upgrades between Brodie Lane and Cullen Lane.

For construction updates and more information on the Slaughter Lane corridor improvements, visit www.AustinTexas.gov/SlaughterLane.