TxDOT to Host Loop 360 at Walsh Tarlton Lane Project Workshop


Contact: Brad Wheelis

Phone: (512) 832-7060

Date: Aug. 5, 2019


AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public workshop on Aug. 8, 2019 to discuss the proposed improvements to Loop 360 at Walsh Tarlton Lane. The workshop will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Westlake High School Chap Court, located at 4100 Westbank Drive in Austin. The meeting will be an open house format with no formal presentation, so attendees can come and go at their convenience.

Increased traffic congestion at Walsh Tarlton Lane and along Loop 360 has resulted in a lack of mobility and increased safety concerns. As our population grows, traffic conditions will worsen unless something is done. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and mobility at the intersection of Loop 360 at Walsh Tarlton Lane.

Proposed improvements:

  • Removing the traffic signals from the Loop 360 mainlanes at Walsh Tarlton Lane.
  • Constructing overpasses (where the Loop 360 mainlanes go over the cross street) with non-signalized U-turns in both directions at Walsh Tarlton Lane.
  • Adding a shared-use path and sidewalks within the project limits to improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Maps, drawings and project information will be on display at the workshop, and project team members will be available to answer questions. Comments from the public are encouraged.

Those unable to attend the meeting in person can review materials and comment online via our virtual workshop, which will be available from Aug. 8 to 23, 2019, at Loop360Project.com. Individuals may also email comments or mail in their comments to the TxDOT Austin District, Attention: Crystal Wotipka, Loop 360 Program, 7901 N. I-35, Austin, Texas 78753. All comments must be received by Aug. 23, 2019 to be included in the public record.

The Walsh Tarlton Lane project is part of the Loop 360 program, which will upgrade multiple additional intersections to improve safety and mobility along the corridor, including Spicewood Springs Road, Lakewood Drive, RM 2222, Courtyard Drive, Cedar Street, Westlake Drive, RM 2244, Lost Creek Boulevard and Westbank Drive.

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