Starting Monday, Sept. 10, the City of Austin will begin removing temporary water barriers on the southern portion of Cesar Chavez near B.R. Reynolds Drive. The devices will be replaced with permanent guardrail to maintain a barrier between regular traffic and users of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.
480 feet of new, permanent guardrail will begin behind the curb from B.R. Reynolds Drive to just beyond the 35 mph sign near Sandra Muraida Way. Work is expected to be complete by Monday, Sept. 24, weather permitting.
In order to ensure safety during this installation, the following temporary closures will occur:
The segment of the Butler Hike and Bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake from B.R. Reynolds Drive to Sandra Muraida Way will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will then reopen for use. During the time of closure, trail users will be rerouted to the Lance Armstrong Bikeway on the north side of Cesar Chavez (see detour below):
The curbside eastbound lane on Cesar Chavez will be closed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Most work will take place on the trail side which will reduce overall traffic impact. Signage will direct traffic around the closure.
This project is being coordinated by the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Transportation Department, and the Trail Foundation.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701