Improvements made to one of Austin's most dangerous intersections

Improvements made to one of Austin's most dangerous intersections
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    THE FBI'S RADAR.2-SALLY:ONE OF
    AUSTIN'S MOST DANGEROUS
    INTERSECTIONS HAS SOME BIG
    SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS THAT AIM
    TO MAKE YOUR DRIVE SAFER.
    2-JOHN:IT WAS PAID FOR THROUGH
    THE MOBILITY BOND VOTERS
    PASSED IN 2016.WE'RE TALKING
    ABOUT THE INTERSECTION OF
    PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD AND
    ELMONT DRIVE IN SOUTHEAST
    AUSTIN. KATE WEIDAW IS LIVE
    WITH DETAILS ON WHAT WAS DONE
    AND WHAT'S NEXT.KATE:THIS IS
    THE FIRST INTERSECTION OUT OF
    A LIST OF 15 THE CITY PLANS TO
    TACKLE WITH MOBILITY BOND
    MONEY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
    SOME OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
    INCLUDE A NEW DEDICATED LEFT
    TURN LANE HERE ON PLEASANT
    VALLEY AND IMPROVED BIKE LANES.
    THE REASON THE CITY CHOSE TO
    MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THIS
    INTERSECTION FIRST IS BECAUSE
    OF THE NUMBER OF CRASHES.THE
    CITY'S TRANSPORTATION
    DEPARTMENT ANALYZED DATA
    PROVIDED FROM AUSTIN POLICE
    ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CRASHES
    THAT HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE
    PAST FIVE YEARS, THE SEVERITY
    OF THE CRASH, AND WHAT CAUSED
    THE CRASH.WAS IT SOMEONE
    MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN?WAS A
    DRIVER TRYING TO GET INTO A
    PARKING LOT OF A BUSINESS?THEN
    THEY PRIORITIZED WHICH
    INTERSECTIONS TO WORK ON FIRST.
    THE IMPROVEMENTS MADE HERE
    WILL BE USED ON THE OTHERS.
    AMICA BOSE/PROGRAM PROJECT
    LEAD, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION"IT
    WILL DEFINITELY BE A MODEL FOR
    MULTI-MODEL SAFETY AND
    MOBILITY ENHANCEMENTS AT HIGH
    CRASH INTERSECTIONS IN AUSTIN."
    KATE:TWO OTHER INTERSECTIONS
    ARE BEING WORKED ON RIGHT NOW.
    IN ALL ABOUT 15-MILLION FROM
    THE MOBILITY BOND WILL BE USED
    TO MAKE THESE SAFETY
    IMPROVEMENTS.BACK TO YOU.SALLY:
    THE CITY'S LAND DEVELOPMENT
    CODE THAT IMPACTS EVERYTHING
    FROM HOUSING TO TRAFFIC IS THE
    FOCUS OF TODAY'S SPECIAL CITY
    COUNCIL MEETING.YOU MAY KNOW
    IT AS CODE-NEXT.COUNCIL IS
    TALKING ABOUT IT THIS MORNING-
    AND POSSIBLY TAKING ACTION ON
    REVISIONS TO THE DELAYED PLAN.
    TODAY'S MEETING COMES AFTER
    THE LAST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE
    ISSUE- PEOPLE PACKED CITY HALL
    TO TELL AUSTIN'S COUNCIL THEIR
    THOUGHTS.LAST MONTH, COUNCIL
    MEMBERS DECIDED NOT TO MOVE
    FORWARD ON CRAFTING BALLOT
    LANGUAGE FOR THE PLAN.AND JUST
    LAST WEEK, A GROUP FILED A
    LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY,
    ORDERING THEM TO PUT IT ON THE
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