Lake Travis - Westlake Edition | May 2021

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES WillieWay roadwaynowopen; name likely to change With roadway construction completed, Bee Cave City Council sounds alike could cause problems for 911 dispatch,” he said. Bee Cave’s newest roadway, LAKE TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL C O 620

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voted unanimously April 27 to accept maintenance responsibility for what has been known as Willie Way. While the name Willie Way has been used during planning and construc- tion, opening the roadway on April 28 also has opened the issue as to the ocial name of the street, according to Bee Cave City Manager Clint Garza. Garza said that Travis County ocials in charge of approving addresses for county 911 service have told the city that the name Willie Way is reserved. Willie Way originally served the former The Backyard music venue on Bee Cave Parkway. That venue closed years ago, and now sits a vacant eld awaiting development of the 35-acre The Backyard master development. However, having two roadways with the same name is potentially dangerous, Garza said. “A duplicate road name or one that

which runs less than a quarter mile behind the Target store at 3702 RM 620, is expected to relieve trac in the nearby Ladera neighborhood immediately to the west. As envi- sioned by Bee Cave’s comprehensive plan, the new road that has been referred to as Willie Way would run to Hwy. 71 as part of the The Backyard development. The road would then connect at a future intersection with a street leading to the Village at Spanish Oaks, which is the site of a future upscale inn, shops and residential units. Construction of that project is in an early phase of site preparation. The road serving the Village at Spanish Oaks at Hwy. 71 across from The Backyard is expected to be called Village Oaks Parkway, Garza said. Sta would likely recommend to city council that this name follow the

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RM 620 trac signal upgrade In Bee Cave, the Texas Department of Transportation is installing new trac signals at the intersection of RM 620 and Hwy. 71. The work is part of ongo- ing highway maintenance. Timeline: February-May 2021

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A Bee Cave roadway that runs behind the Target store on RM 620 opened to motorists on April 28.

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Loop 360 safety project Contractor Dan Williams Co. has installed a $1.3 million safety barrier from the Loop 360 bridge to Walsh Tarlton Lane. Timeline: completed April

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entire roadway running to Ladera Boulevard, Garza said. “Whenever you can, you want to carry the roadway name as far as you can,” he said.

NewBeeCave trail phaseapproved Bee Cave City Council

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Falconhead Boulevard, Bee Cave Parkway and Ladera Boulevard. Mayor Kara King and coun- cil member Andrea Willott said they were happy Ladera neighborhood residents will now have pedestrian access to restaurant and commercial areas at Ladera Boulevard and RM 620.

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unanimously approved April 13 a bid for $1.12 million to construct additional hike and bike trails. The winning bid is from Smith Contracting Co. of Austin to build 10-foot-wide concrete trail segments, according to city docu- ments. Beginning in May, the segments will be built in multiple areas. Three projects are on

B Walk to Chick-l-A C Central Park path to RM 620

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Rebuilt median on Bee Cave Parkway Motorists now have a longer left-turn lane for eastbound trac heading

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UP TO DATE AS OF MAY 3. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT LTWNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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