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

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

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


The LATM project for the traffic circle at the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood Lane is now expected to be completed by the end of summer this year. This information has been received from Michael J. Gaudini, Policy Advisor for Council Member Leslie Pool.

The City of Austin Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is commonly referred to as Traffic Calming.… Read More

The Importance of Calling 311

Austin’s 311 service is more than the non-emergency equivalent to 911. It’s also a convenient, single point of contact for all City of Austin departments. If you have questions, complaints, or compliments (yes, those too!) about City of Austin services, call 311.

All 311 service requests are logged into a database and tracked. Over the years, this database, which is named Socrata, has become a treasure trove of data which is mined by City administrators when budgeting, looking for patterns … Read More


Here’s some new information on the status of the roundabout or traffic circle planned for the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood. The information is from Michael Gaudini, Policy Advisor to Council Member Leslie Pool:

“… the plan and designs for the traffic circle are done and the project is in utility review (to ensure that construction doesn’t accidentally damage water, electric, or another utility in the area).

After that, the project will go through permitting (the big element here

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Northbound MoPac Aux lane between 35th and 45th Streets to close for 6 months

There will be a significant traffic change starting the weekend of April 8th.
The MoPac Improvement Project will need to close a portion of the auxiliary
lane on northbound MoPac between the 35th Street entrance ramp and the 45th
Street exit ramp. The closure will be in place for approximately 6 months
to allow the workers to remove a now abandoned City of Austin water line,… Read More


This from a communication from the office of City of Austin Transportation Department:

New traffic calming project installed in District 7

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) began installing speed mitigation devices on Rockwood Lane between Primrose Lane and Steck Avenue on Feb. 16, 2016. The project is part of the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) program, a community-request driven program which aims to enhance safety by addressing a documented speeding issue on neighborhood roads.

Following approval of the Rockwood project

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