The Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk is set to open to the public on June 7.
The 1.3 mile boardwalk will complete a ten-mile loop of trail around the lake. Howard Lazarus with Austin’s Public Works Department says the boardwalk will play a key role in expanding biking and pedestrian options throughout the region.
“We have work over on the Southern Walnut Creek trail which ties into the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, so you’ll be able to see opportunities to get around that will, over the next couple of years, take you from all the way up near Manor down through the center part of the city, down to Oak Hill [and] Circle C,” Lazarus says.
He puts the total price tag of the boardwalk at around $27 million. Much of that came from a 2010 transportation bond with additional funding from Austin’s Trail Foundation and others.