TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Bee Cave OKs alternate access road study
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A NEW ROUTE Bee Cave is looking into a road that would run parallel to Hwy. 71 and divert trac o of Hamilton Pool road. Road extension New trac signals Existing roadway
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On May 18, the city approved Rodriguez Transportation Group to conduct a trac engineering feasibil- ity analysis and transportation plan for a road that would span between Palermo Drive and Bee Caves Road. This alternative access is part of the city’s thoroughfare plan and aims to align the city’s collector roadways south of Hwy. 71, east of Palermo, west of Old Burnet Road and north connecting to Cueva Drive. The study will look at 19 intersec- tions and analyze 11 scenarios, which is more than double what the city initially anticipated. The contract also will include public involvement, with a two- to four-hour public open house to present and obtain comments on the initial study ndings and design options.
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RM 620 median barriers The installation of median barriers on RM 620 was completed May 3, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Crews installed and painted concrete barriers to prevent crossover trac. Timeline: late April-early May Cost: $25,500 Funding source: TxDOT
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Council Member Andrea Willott said she was interested in nding more ways to have public involve- ment when it comes to informing residents of the potential roadwork. She suggested posting design options online; however, City Manager Clint Garza said he would prefer not to post anything that is still in draft form. In the end, it was decided to form a subcommittee with council mem- bers, city sta and citizens. Garza said he will put an item in front of
council once sta decides how to form the committee. “I think it’s going to be a huge asset for us in having to make decisions on these projects,” Council Member Andrew Clark said. “The fact that there is going to be public input, I think that was always the goal when we started this.” The study is anticipated to begin in July and nish by December, and it is expected to cost no more than $225,667.91.
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 7. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT LTWNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. begin in mid-June, weather permitting. Roadway construction will begin after the utility work and will include pipe installations and roadway widening. Lane closures are expected. Timeline: late 2021-late 2023 Cost: $13.7 million Funding sources: TxDOT, Travis County Hamilton Pool Road widening Utility work is nearing completion. Work on culvert crossings is set to
TxDOT breaks ground on Loop 360 underpass construction The drive on a portion of Loop 360 will soon be less congested as drivers will have fewer opportunities to be caught by stoplights. Street project which will remove trac signals and be constructed, according to the release. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, thanks to CEDAR ST.
add underpasses at the intersections, according to a release from the department. A nonsignalized U-turn will also be added at Westlake Drive. North- bound and southbound frontage roads and shared-use paths will also
projects like this that are being funded by the 2016 mobility bond, the city is now in a “golden age of mobility.” The project is expected to cost $72.1 million and be completed by mid-2025.
Ocials from the Texas Department of Transpor- tation along with state and local ocials gathered June 1 at Riverbend Church to kick o the Loop 360 at Westlake Drive/Cedar
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