On March 27, Bury+Partners joined representatives from Travis County, the City of Austin, Taurus of Texas and many others for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Decker Lake Road Extension in Austin.
Travis County Precinct 1 Commissioner Ron Davis began the ceremony by addressing the crowd on-hand to highlight design aspects of the project and praise the design team, City, County, and Developer representatives for their partnership efforts throughout the project design and construction. Mr. Douglas Gilliland (Taurus of Texas) echoed this praise, prior to gathering with Commissioner Davis, Mr. Guenther Reibling (Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC), and Mr. Gary Sheffield (Sheffield Asset Management) in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
The project was developed as a Public/Private Partnership (PPP) between Travis County, the City of Austin, and Taurus of Texas. The extension of Decker Lake Road serves as a direct link between existing Decker Lake Road (which previously terminated at FM 973) and State Highway SH 130 – noted as Project # 115 on the CAMPO 2035 plan. The 4-lane median-divided roadway features 6’ sidewalks and 5’ bike lanes to facilitate future multi-modal transportation modes. An experimental pavement section designed by the City of Austin was constructed and is intended to limit the amount of pavement heaving and cracking due to the highly expansive clay soils in the area.
Decker Lake Road Extension will also serve as the backbone of Indian Hills – a future multi-use development of residential, retail and office space.
Congratulations to the Bury team!
Bury provided traffic impact analysis for the Indian Hills development, as well as several other design services including: roadway and intersection, storm sewer drainage, erosion control, SWPPP, water quality, pond, sidewalk and bike lane, turn lane, and the traffic control plan.
Take a look back at Decker Lake Road’s ground breaking: SH 130, Decker Lake Road project begins