Downtown Austin’s stretch of I-35 will receive some much needed improvements, confirming our report from September of last year. Short of burying or capping I-35, these improvements are the best we can hope for. A grant from Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) will contribute $250,000 towards the landscaping. City Council set aside $1.5MM in form of non-tax supported certificates of obligation (bonds, I guess?). Revenues from the parking underneath the freeway (which will be completely redesigned) will also fund the project.
The project is expected to start in June and take approximately seven months.
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Below is a photo of
Eastside Drive East Avenue, the boulevard predecessor of I35.