Waller Creek Tunnel Fact Sheet - PDF
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Project Plan •The tunnel project is •Waller Creek creates a 100-year floodplain funded through the Waller Creek Tax In- that can widen to 800 feet at points, flooding crement Financing acres of downtown Zone (TIF). land in a 100-year •Over the next 20 flood. years, incremental •Homes, businesses, funds generated by the TIF Zone are allocated and parts of some downtown parks adja- for the construction, cent to Waller Creek operation, and mainte- nance of the tunnel. are currently at risk for severe flooding. Waller Creek Local economy •To solve the flooding •For a 5-year period, mately 28 acres of land •By diverting and problem, the Waller screening flood waters, the tunnel project will Creek tunnel project will be lifted from the create thousands of 100-year flood plain and the tunnel will help alle- will install an under- viate the problems of jobs for those support- ground storm water will become available ing the design and con- for development or re- bank erosion and trash bypass tunnel that is in the creek waters. struction processes. 5,400 feet long, 24 feet development. in diameter, and 60-70 •Local businesses such •The tunnel will main- •The Waller Creek Dis- as hotels, restaurants, feet underground be- tween Waterloo Park tain a constant flow of trict Master Plan is be- and stores will experi- and Lady Bird Lake. water through the ing created to identify a ence increased reve- creek, even during dry community vision for the nues. •Once the tunnel is periods. area and to outline operational, approxi- strategies to make this •Completion of the vision a reality. tunnel will stimulate growth and help bring For more information... many quality projects Visit our website: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/wallercreek/ to downtown Austin. or contact Project Timeline Carolyn Perez, Public Outreach Coordinator •The City of Austin ex- City of Austin - Department of Public Works pects to begin tunnel Email: Carolyn.Perez@ci.austin.tx.us Phone 512.974.7139 construction in 2010 and finish in 2014.