Red Paint Added to Transit Lanes Downtown, Until 3/10

The city of Austin and Capital Metro are jointly working on a project to add red paint to the transit priority lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets downtown between 3rd and 17th Streets.

The project should be completed by the beginning of South By Southwest but will cause the bus lanes to be closed, one block at a time, while the surface is prepped and the paint is applied. Capital Metro buses will not be detoured during the project, but service may be disrupted and there may be delays while the work is being done.

This project will not change the way the lanes are used. Buses are still given priority on the lanes, but other vehicles may use them when turning right at an intersection. But only when turning.