The Waller Creek Tunnel Project gets underway today. Â Crews will begin renovating a pedestrian bridge in preparation for the project. Â While planning has been underway for years, this marks the firstÂ visibleÂ signs of construction.
Once completed, the Waller Creek Tunnel Project will have removed approximatelyÂ 28 acres from the flood zone along Waller Creek stretching from Lady Bird Lake to Waterloo Park. Â This will be accomplished by building a tunnel that redirects storm water out of the creek preventing overflow. Â This will be a huge boon for the area as many developers will be eager to build along this stretch. Â Many have compared the project to the San Antonio Riverwalk but with our own Austin flavor. Â The project is expected to take about Â four years to complete.