Waller Creek Tunnel Project Moves Into Final Design

Waller Creek (the nice part!)

Waller Creek (the nice part!)

From the Spring 2009 Waller Creek newsletter:

Early tunnel activities, which included survey work, geotechnical studies, physical modeling, and public outreach, have drawn to a close.  The project has entered into the final design.

The design phase is expected to continue through January 2010 and will be followed by a bid and award phase, when the City seeks contractors to do the construction work. Actual construction is expected to begin in 2010 and be completed in 2014.

Design of this large project is separated into distinct sections, including:
• A Parks and Recreation Department boat house adjacent to Lady Bird Lake
• The tunnel
• The inlet
• The outlet
• Two creekside inlets located between 4th and 5th, and 8th and 9th Streets.

A 3 hour public meeting to discuss downtown Austin’s Waller Creek District Master Plan will be held on Wednesday, May 13th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in Ballroom C of the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street. The meeting will include a presentation of existing Waller Creek conditions and a brief presentation of the flood control project.  In addition, the Consultant will lead a general discussion of the community’s desires for activities along the Creek and within the District, potential character, and private development along the Creek.

-Jude

You can download a pdf of the Waller Creek newsletter here

About Jude Galligan

Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude has served on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.

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