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Southwest Parkway Street Improvements Resume Nov. 9

Nov 06, 2020 01:06 pm

Austin Public Works is resuming efforts to improve Southwest Parkway beginning Monday, Nov. 9. Two major improvement projects—a street rehabilitation and a mill and overlay—will take place along different sections of Southwest Parkway, east and west of W. William Cannon Dr. Drivers in these areas are asked to abide to signs and flaggers during this time. Vehicles will have access to Southwest Parkway in both directions at all times while work is occurring.

Street Rehabilitation Project

A street rehabilitation project will occur from W. William Cannon Dr. eastward towards Mission Oaks Blvd. This work will consist of replacement of the street base layer and application of a new surface. The improvements are intended to enhance the safety and reliability of the roadway for drivers. This project is made possible by the voter-approved 2018 Bond (Proposition G). 

Both eastbound and westbound lanes will undergo maintenance. Some lane closures may be in effect during working hours.

Timeframe: 
Work will begin Monday, Nov. 9. The overall project is expected to take three months to complete, weather permitting. 

Work hours: 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (as needed)

Schedules are projected as accurately as possible, but are subject to change.

Mill and Overlay Project

The City will simultaneously begin a more routine mill and overlay project from W. William Cannon Dr., westward to just beyond Amarra Trail. The purpose of the project is to provide a smoother, durable, and safer surface for vehicles.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes will receive the treatment and some lane closures may be in effect during this period. This work is part of Public Works' annual street preventative maintenance plan.

Timeframe: 
Work will begin Monday, Nov. 9. The overall project is expected to take three weeks to complete, weather permitting. 

Work hours: 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (as needed)

Schedules are projected as accurately as possible, but are subject to change.
 

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Austin Public Health Vaccine Event This Saturday, Nov. 7

Nov 06, 2020 10:47 am

Austin, Texas – To prevent the spread of the flu virus in the community, Austin Public Health (APH) is hosting a drive-thru flu shot event this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Travis County Expo Center. This event will distribute approximately 600 flu shots and is the second flu shot clinic serving as a drill for when a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in the future. 

Vaccine Event Details 

APH strongly encourages those wishing to get a free flu shot at the Saturday event to sign up ahead of time so that we can guarantee a vaccine for those who need it. There are still openings; to schedule an appointment, please call the APH Immunizations line at (512) 972-5520. The line is available 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 

APH is encouraging those who have insurance to visit VaccineFinder.org to find a location near them offering flu shots. Priority at the Saturday flu shot event will be given to those who are uninsured.  

COVID-19 Test Sites Closed Saturday

To ensure adequate staffing for the vaccine event, APH-managed COVID-19 neighborhood test sites will be closed Saturday, Nov. 7. They will return to their normal schedule on Monday.  

  • Individuals needing a COVID-19 test on Saturday should consider pharmacies or doctors offices if they have insurance.  
  • Those without insurance can schedule an appointment at the APH drive-through test site or the Lark Center test site at covid19.austintexas.gov or by calling 512-972-5560. The Pflugerville test site at 103 North Railroad Ave, Pflugerville, TX, 78660 is also open for walk-up tests from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. 

More Information

For additional flu information and updates, please visit AustinTexas.gov/Flu

For COVID-19 information and updates, please visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.  

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