Loop 360 provides primary access to far west Austin, acting as a thoroughfare for residents and as a commuter route for those living and working along the highway and those passing through. It provides access to a major Lake Austin boat ramp as well as Travis County greenbelts. The scenic highway is also a popular recreational bike route.
In 2014, Loop 360 was the 98th most congested road in Texas with over 155,000 annual hours of delay per mile. It is particularly congested during “rush hour,” taking over 60 percent longer to travel during peak travel periods than during normal, free-flow conditions.
A corridor improvement study is currently underway for Loop 360 from US 290/SH 71 to North MoPac (Loop 1), a distance of 14.5 miles.
Study Approach and Purpose
The study will take a grassroots approach by involving groups and individuals throughout the community. The purpose of the study is to identify needs and gather ideas and feedback about potential safety and mobility improvements within the Loop 360 corridor. Stakeholders will review an array of improvement options to meet rapidly growing traffic demands.
The study will solicit comments from all potentially impacted interests, including commuters, adjacent property owners, businesses, environmentalists, bicyclists and neighborhood associations. It will consider and address issues related to potential aesthetic and environmental impacts, home values, bicycles/pedestrians and other issues identified through stakeholder input.
The Loop 360 Improvement Study will be conducted in a four-step process that engages stakeholders on an ongoing basis:
TxDOT wants to hear about community needs, concerns and ideas for the future of Loop 360. Although the Public Survey for Loop 360 is closed, public comments may still be submitted online and results of the Survey Responses are available. Information gathered from the community will guide future planning. Participation opportunities include:
Public Involvement Lead
360/620 Corridor Improvement Studies
Texas Department of Transportation - Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426