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The Confluence Update: Water Outage & Long-term Lane Closure on E. 3rd St.

This is an update regarding upcoming impacts from the ongoing construction of The Confluence.

Water Outage

The City of Austin will briefly turn off water service at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 8, for approximately an hour. Residents and businesses from 601 to 699 E. 3rd St. will potentially be affected. This process is known as a test shut out and is conducted before a longer water outage. The test shut out allows us to determine that the valves are functioning properly and confirm who will be affected for the longer water outage.

The longer water outage has not been scheduled yet. It will be for up to eight hours to relocate a fire hydrant on E. 3rd St. We will leave notices at doors 48 hours in advance of that work to notify everyone who will be affected.

Long-term Lane Closure on E. 3rd St.

Beginning next week, one lane of E. 3rd St. between Red River and IH-35 will be closed for several months. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to E. 5th St.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to improve park space and the ecology of Waller Creek from 4th Street to Lady Bird Lake. The project will improve water quality and aesthetics as well as allow for the creation of a continuous hike and bike trail along the creek. 



If you have questions, please reach out to Joel Lewis, the project manager, at or 512-974-7730.