Colorado Street construction shifts traffic starting Oct. 1

Colorado Street construction (KXAN File Photo)
Colorado Street construction (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN)– The Colorado Street Reconstruction project will move work to the west side of Colorado Street starting October 1.

The City’s contractor is moving the work to the west side from the alley north of Seventh Street up to Eight Street. Due to the project’s movement, southbound travel lanes from Tenth to Eighth Street will be reduced to one lane. The westbound lanes on Eighth Street from Congress Avenue to Lavaca Street will not be affected.

The reconstruction in this area will consist of the installation of a new storm drain, water and wastewater lines, full depth street reconstruction, wider sidewalks and curb and gutter. This area is expected to be completed by mid-November. Upon completion of the area, the City’s contractor is expected to move construction to the southwest corner of the Eighth and Colorado Street intersection.

The contractor is also currently working near Ninth and Tenth Streets along the west side of Colorado. The City asks motorists to use caution and be alert in the work zone areas during the reconstruction periods.

The City will continue to provide updates on additional closures and upcoming changes to traffic related to this project. For more information click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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