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#1 2014-12-09 14:51:14

Darron
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MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Much needed alternative transportation infrastructure scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.  Kudos to KEYE to pointing out auto traffic will benefit from the extra lane as part of this project. 

http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top … 2214.shtml
http://www.austintexas.gov/mopac-bicycl … ian-bridge

I have to wonder if this will connect up with Violet Crown trail project.  Currently the two do not seem related:
http://www.hillcountryconservancy.org/l … ster-plan/

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#2 2014-12-10 19:47:10

NadiaB
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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Darron,
Great question.  The Hill Country Conservancy is working on creating a connection from the Mopac Bicycle Bridge Project to Brodie Lane. 

You can find out more about the HCC's plans for the Violet Crown Trail on their website:  <<hillcountryconservancy.org/land-projects/violetcrowntrail/>>

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#3 2014-12-11 08:47:17

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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Thanks for chiming in with the scoop, Nadia!  :)

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#4 2015-08-29 14:10:08

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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

dougmc, Jan. 6, 2015 wrote:

The City of Austin just sent out an email giving the status of the Mopac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over the greenbelt.

Here's the newsletter they gave with the details.

If they stay on schedule, they should be done by December!

owlman, Aug. 29, 2015 wrote:

Another update was sent out recently:  http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/fi … Update.pdf

Compared to the Winter newsletter, it looks like schedules pushed out about 3 months. Also it's now called the MoPac Mobility Bridge rather than the MoPac Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge.

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#5 2016-01-14 09:03:17

Darron
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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Forgot to post this update from the fall.  In summary the bridge is still delayed until March.
http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/fi … Update.pdf

News coverage from October:
http://keyetv.com/news/local/austin-is- … -giant-gap

Darron

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#6 2016-01-14 12:25:06

owlman
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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Beams were supposed to go up on the Mopac bridge at the beginning of December but work was delayed due to a filing error.

There's a new sign up indicating nightly northbound lane closures later this month, so maybe they're ready to lift the beams again.

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#7 2016-01-19 14:39:18

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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Beams are going up!

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from /u/heyzeus212 on reddit

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#8 2016-02-22 16:44:47

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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Status as of Feb 17th

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#9 2016-05-04 08:37:03

owlman
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Re: MoPac Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Update

Does anyone know what improvements are planned or happening to access this bridge from the south end?

If you want to go west or southwest from the bridge it seems like you're stuck with Southwest Parkway, 290 frontage or Mopac frontage, all of which are 50+mph no shoulders/no sidewalks in that area.  I suppose snaking through parking lots to get to Brodie is the safest route at the moment.

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