In order to maintain reliable delivery of drinking water to City of Austin customers, The Public Works Department and Austin Water are undertaking two major improvement projects within the Albert R. Davis Water Treatment Plant. These projects will upgrade and replace several electrical and mechanical components of the plant, including constructing a new medium service pump station building and electrical substation building.
In 2016, the Austin City Council directed staff to establish a pilot program to help inform possible recommendations for installing permanent public restrooms in the downtown area. During the pilot program, a temporary restroom facility was moved between five downtown locations for set periods of time. Based on the usage data and other information collected, specific locations were identified for installation of permanent restroom units.
The Highland Park Water & Wastewater Improvement Project is being planned to construct a second water line to feed into the area. The project will run about three miles from Far West Blvd. to Crestway Dr. with much of the work being done along Balcones Drive.
The City of Austin Public Works Department is currently in the process of designing the Meadow Lake Boulevard street extension project.
The N Lamar Blvd and Burnet Rd Corridor Improvements project (Project ID: 9383.002) is funded from the voter-approved 2012 General Obligation Bond Program, with a total allocation of $15 million, supplemented with other sources, to address multi-modal corridor improvements identified in the N Lamar Blvd/Burnet Rd Corridor Mobility Report.
The Public Works Department, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) and Travis County EMS are currently in the process of designing a new fire/EMS station to serve the Onion Creek area. Construction is slated to begin in winter 2017 and the station will be located at the intersection of FM 1626 and Old San Antonio Rd. The addition of this station will aid AFD and Travis County EMS in improving response times to accomodate growth and annexation along the southern fringe of Austin.
Construction of a new bridge designed to handle current-day loading conditions, increasing vehicular traffic, and increased safety and multi-modal transportation options for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Sabine Street Promenade project, located along Sabine Street between 4th and 6th Streets, gives priority to bicyclists and pedestrians by creating a festival street atmosphere.
In September of 2017, the City of Austin's Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Austin Water Utility, began the Tanglebriar Water System Improvements Project. This project will involve making the improvements necessary to convert the Old Anderson Mill water pressure zone.
The West Allandale Water Improvement Project is part of Renewing Austin, an Austin Water program to replace and upgrade aging water lines. The pipes running below our streets carry the very lifeblood of our community, but aging water infrastructure can be a major problem. Austin Water is protecting our city's water infrastructure by investing in upgrades and repairs of the existing water lines, as part of the Renewing Austin program.
Austin Water is in the process of developing the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the Williamson Creek Interceptor Project. Construction isn’t slated to begin until 2021; however, staff from the City of Austin’s Public Works Department and Austin Water would like to meet with neighbors in the project vicinity to discuss potential project impacts, route options, and the overall project purpose.