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Loop 360 - Capital of Texas Highway

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.

Study Process

The Loop 360 Improvement Study will be conducted in a four-phased process that engages stakeholders on an ongoing basis:

Loop 360 Improvement Study

Get Involved

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:

  • Stakeholder Meetings: Loop 360 will be divided into ten smaller segments generally corresponding with major intersection groupings along the corridor. TxDOT will meet with representatives from neighborhood and homeowners associations, businesses, schools and other groups within each segment of the corridor during each phase of the process to address both geographic-specific and corridor-wide issues.
  • Public Survey: Please take our short survey to gather input on the needs and issues along the Loop 360 corridor.
  • Public Comments: Written public comments will be accepted and addressed throughout the study process.  Comments may be submitted or mailed to:

Public Involvement Lead
Texas Department of Transportation - Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

  • Questions: All questions related to the Loop 360 Improvement Study may be directed to Bruce Byron, Public Involvement Lead, at (512) 832-7107.
  • Mailing List: Sign up for the Loop 360 mailing list to receive updates on important study milestones and public input opportunities.