Bee Cave agrees to take over signals on TxDOT roadways
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guests by maintaining the signals. There are about 24 devices the city will maintain, including trac signals, speed feedback signs, school zone beacons and ashing beacons. The devices are located on RM 2244, Hwy. 71, RM 620 and RM 3238. As part of the agreement, the state will reimburse the city for all main- tenance and operations costs at a at rate per location, with the maximum reimbursement to the city amounting to $90,552 per year. City Manager Clint Garza told the council that if it looked like it would cost more than that amount to main- tain the devices, he would ask TxDOT to revisit the agreement. “For regular signal maintenance and repairs, we should be covered,” Garza said. “The ATS agreement would be the full kit-and-caboodle.”
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Crews are currently setting up the work zone. The project consists of improvements to the intersections at Westlake Drive and Cedar Street, and includes the removal of trac signals on Loop 360 main lanes and adding an underpass at both intersections. Timeline: spring 2020 to mid-2025 Cost: $72.1 million Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation, city of Austin’s 2016 mobility bond
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SOURCE: THE CITY OF BEE CAVECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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sta, it is required by law that munic- ipalities with a population more than 50,000 maintain trac-control devices within their boundaries. Bee Cave has less than 10,000 residents, but sta said it feels that with the large number of state highways run- ning through the city it can provide better service to its residents and
Bee Cave City Council cleared the way for the city to enter into an agreement with the Texas Depart- ment of Transportation allowing the city to assume the duties of ongoing maintenance of trac signals on the state highways within Bee Cave. According to a report from city
City advances on takeover of airport’s South Terminal
SOUTH TERMINAL AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 27. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT LTWNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Lane closures are expected. Timeline: late 2021-late 2023 Cost: $13.7 million Funding sources : TxDOT, Travis County Hamilton Pool Road widening Crews are continuing to work on culvert widening. Roadway construc- tion is expected to begin in July and will include pipe installations and roadway widening, which will include the addition of a continuous center turn lane, dedicated turning lanes, new travel lanes in each direction and shoulders on both sides of the road.
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Holdings. As part of the city aviation department’s Airport Expansion and Development Program, the 10-gate facility currently home to Frontier and Allegiant airlines would be shuttered years after it rst opened to clear the way for airport improvements. While most of the airport is already owned by the city, Austin entered into a 30-year lease
Austin will move ahead with a lawsuit aimed at acquiring Austin-Berg- strom International Airport’s South Terminal to clear the way for a long- term expansion. Eminent domain proceedings approved by City Council on June 16 seek to take over the South Terminal property from its owner, LoneStar Airport
agreement for LoneStar’s operation of the South Terminal in 2016. The ter- minal property is currently appraised at $1.95 million, according to the city. Austin’s proposal to buy the terminal at that
value earlier this year was deemed “oensive” by LoneStar, and its CEO Je Pearse said the city is act- ing in bad faith through its “wrongful” push to close the terminal and further stress the airport.
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