The new traffic signal at Colorado and MLK is now active.
This week look for more changes along MLK. The traffic signal at Colorado and MLK is now active. Meanwhile, the signal light at Congress has been modified to serve as a pedestrian crossing light only.
The bus lane in front of the Bob Bullock Museum will be close permanently on Monday, August 5, 2019. The construction zone fencing and barriers on Congress Avenue will be moved to the curb of the museum, and the flag poles and landscaping will be removed from the plaza. This is in preparation for the construction cranes that will arrive in mid-August.
Happening this week:
New 30-minute Visitor Parking in Garage R
With utility construction happening throughout the complex, many public parking spaces have been removed. As a courtesy to visitors to the area, the Texas Facilities Commission has installed 17 new 30-minute public visitor parking spaces on the first floor of Garage R. Only designated spaces are open to the public on a first-come first service basis. DPS will ticket any vehicles exceeding the time limit and vehicles with State parking permits. The Brazos entrance to this garage is now open via 17th Street.
Lavaca Red Bus Lane
You may have seen the red paint on Lavaca Street already. This will be the new contraflow bus lane. Austin Transportation painted the new bus lanes on Lavaca in order to improve traffic flow as part of Capital Metro’s contraflow project. If you haven’t driven in this area late, drive slowly and notice the new traffic patterns in the area. For example, West 16th Street is now a two-way street from Colorado to San Antonio Street.