Safety

Steck Avenue Water and Wastewater Rehab Project

The City of Austin has contracted with Joe Bland Construction to upgrade a portion of the water and wastewater line on Steck.

Where: The project will start at the Steck/Daleview intersection and continue east to the Steck/Rockwood intersection. Then the upgrade turns north on Rockwood for about 400 linear feet to the box culvert on Rockwood.

When: Work on the Steck section begins May 9 and is expected to extend to the end of June. Work on the Rockwood section … Read More

New Sidewalks Planned For North Shoal Creek

This map, from the City of Austin’s 2022 Mobility Annual Plan, shows in green sidewalks to be constructed in North Shoal Creek in 2022 and in red sidewalks to be constructed between 2023 and 2025. For more information about the City’s Mobility Annual Plan, including an interactive map showing what projects are planned throughout Austin, please use this link:  Mobility Annual Plan | Open Data | City of Austin Texas

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Afternoon Traffic On Crosscreek At Pillow Elementary School

Pillow’s principal, Dinorah De La Torre-Salazar, attended NSCNA’s March 1 membership meeting and spoke about traffic congestion in the afternoons when school is dismissed and parents arrive to pick up children (from about 2:30-3:50 pm, with the worst between 2:55 and 3:50).

Children are now back in class and that, in combination with the safety features recently put in on Crosscreek by the City of Austin’s Safe Routes to School Program, means that there is less street parking for parents. … Read More

FYI Re: Summer Construction Along Burnet Road

From the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office regarding construction this summer along Burnet Road:

“Thank you for your interest in the Burnet Road corridor! We have some exciting projects kicking off and wrapping up this summer that will implement critical safety and mobility improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Braker Lane: Construction of sidewalks at, and near, the Burnet Road/Braker Lane intersection is expected to wrap up this month, pending any weather delays. The prioritized pedestrian and bicycle improvements … Read More

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Austin, Texas – The Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form that allows the community to complete an online assessment for COVID-19 testing is now live on AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.

The new tool allows the public to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms without having to see a physician. The form will use an algorithm based assessment to evaluate whether or not an individual should be referred to a free testing site.

Completion of the online assessment will not guarantee referral to a testing … Read More

Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

The “School News” article on page 9 of our Fall/Sept. 2019 newsletter said that “One option being considered to solve the problem of morning and afternoon traffic jams on Crosscreek is to make Crosscreek one-way going east.” Pillow Elementary School principal Yvette Cardenas reports that is NOT an option Pillow is considering. The article also asked that feedback on the possibility be sent to safety [at] nscna [dot] org. The feedback we received was uniformly negative. To those who … Read More

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

The Austin City Council recently voted to ease restrictions on panhandling and camping in Austin. The changes, intended to decriminalize homelessness, went into effect July 1. The Austin Downtown Alliance is holding a forum on how Austin police will be interpreting and enforcing the new ordinances on Tuesday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth Street. Attendance is open to all but those interested in attending must RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-safety-forum-tickets-64990622702Read More

HOSTS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTIES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is our nation’s premiere crime prevention event. This year, it’s Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 pm. North Shoal Creek needs neighbors to step forward and host a block party or other related event for your street. The deadline to register your event is 5:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 15th

For info on registering your block party or other type of event online, go to http://www.austintexas.gov/page/national-night-out-registration#overlay-context=user

Registering early increases your chances of having police officers, firefighters, … Read More

IMPORTANT: REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

Registering with WarnCentralTexas allows emergency personnel in your local community to directly contact you by phone, text or email during a disaster or public safety event. Using WarnCentralTexas, emergency response teams can warn residents about dangerous conditions and situations as events unfold. They can quickly give specific directions that affect your neighborhood such as evacuation orders and directions to shelters.

Residents must register cellphone numbers and email addresses to get alerts sent to their mobile devices, but CAPCOG has already … Read More