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KXAN Reports on Intersection Improvements
Earlier this week, KXAN gave their viewers an update on progress at The Grove, including our current homes for sale and improvements at 45th and Bull Creek. Read and watch below.
‘The Grove’ development to add intersection improvements, bridge over Shoal Creek
Original article by: Alyssa Goard
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Developers behind “The Grove” at Shoal Creek, the 75-acre mixed use development being constructed in Central Austin, tell KXAN that the very first residents in the development have moved in over the past month. Around a dozen people have moved in so far and more are expected to move in by the end of the month.
People passing through the area will likely notice the cones and construction around 45th Street and Bull Creek Road. In addition to the homes and apartments being built there, the developer is also planning for 20 acres of parks and commercial retail. Developer Milestone Community Builders also plans to pay for several features in hopes of easing worries from neighbors and improving the surrounding area for everyone who lives nearby.
Milestone will be paying $4.5 million for improvements to the intersection at 45th Street and Bull Creek Road.
Garrett Martin, the CEO of Milestone Community Builders, noted that this intersection was one of the primary concerns of the surrounding neighborhood related to this development.
“And we’re excited to announce that we’ve fully addressed those concerns with an intersection that will perform better than most intersections in Austin,” he said.
Specifically, the changes to the intersection will be designed to improve safety and decrease the time cars spend waiting there. The developer plans to add new turn lanes, new bike lanes, and radar technology at the intersection to adjust signal timing to the traffic flow. The planned improvements also include adding left-turn lanes along 45th Street turning both north and south.
A new CapMetro bus stop will be constructed near the intersection. The developer said the design will funnel bicycle traffic behind the bus stop platform just as the bus stop does at Guadalupe Street across from the UT Austin campus.