Loop 360 provides primary access to far west Austin, acting as a thoroughfare for residents and as a commuter route for those living and working along the highway and those passing through. It provides access to a major Lake Austin boat ramp as well as Travis County greenbelts. The scenic highway is also a popular recreational bike route.
In 2013, Loop 360 was the 64th most congested road in Texas with over 141,000 annual hours of delay per mile. The most recent traffic data shows the most heavily traveled point near south MoPac averaged nearly 75,000 cars per day.
A corridor improvement study is currently underway to identify problems and potential short and long-term solutions for Loop 360 from US 290/SH 71 to MoPac (Loop 1).
Study Approach and Purpose
The study will take a grassroots approach by working collaboratively with groups and individuals throughout the community. The purpose of the study is to identify needs and gather ideas and feedback about potential safety and mobility improvements within the Loop 360 corridor. Major traffic intersection groupings will be targeted first for potential short-term improvements. Longer-term, more expansive improvements may be needed to meet rapidly growing traffic demands.
The study will incorporate comments from greater Austin area commuters and groups, including adjacent property owners, businesses, and neighborhood associations. It will consider and address issues related to potential visual and environmental impacts, home values, bicycles/pedestrians, and other important issues identified through stakeholder input.
The Loop 360 Improvement Study will be conducted in a four-phased process that engages stakeholders on an ongoing basis:
TxDOT wants to hear about community needs, concerns and ideas for the future of Loop 360. Information gathered from the community will guide future planning. Participation opportunities include:
Public Involvement Lead
Texas Department of Transportation - Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426