I-35 at 51st Street, TxDOT


NLA was the public involvement lead on the schematic and environmental process to improve the southbound frontage road of I-35 in the vicinity of 51st Street in Austin. The project included realignment of the southbound I-35 frontage road, construction of a southbound collector-distributor road under 51st Street, addition of a roundabout at the southbound frontage road of I-35 and 51st Street, reconfiguration of ramps, and improvement to bicyclist and pedestrian facilities.


NLA responsibilities included:


  • Project contact database creation and maintenance
  • Meetings with Affected Property Owners
    • Identification of Affected Property Owners
    • Logistical coordination
    • Ongoing communications with property owners
    • Staffing
    • Documentation
  • Stakeholder meetings
    • Identification of targeted stakeholder groups
    • Logistical coordination
    • Materials preparation
    • Staffing
    • Documentation
  • Open House planning and implementation
    • Venue identification, scheduling, and contracting
    • Layout preparation
    • Advertisements (English and Spanish display ads)
    • Notifications (flyers to affected property owners, letters to elected officials, and e-blasts to project mailing list)
    • Court reporter and translator contracting
    • Preparation of handouts, sign-in sheets, exhibits and signage
    • Event staffing
    • Coordination on online Open House
    • Open House Summary Report (including comment responses)


For more information on this project, please go here.

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