Where: Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 US 290 W
Austin, TX 78736
When: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
   
Purpose: TxDOT, in cooperation with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority), are hosting the first of a series of workshops designed to work with the community to develop a project that reflects Oak Hill’s cultural and historic values and aesthetic preferences. Over the next few months, the team will gather citizen input on context sensitive solutions for the mobility and safety improvements along the US 290 and SH 71 corridors. Discussion topics can include trees and landscape, bridges and overpasses, Williamson Creek, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements.

Participation and input is encouraged via an online survey that will be available beginning Oct. 10.
   
Description: The intersection of US 290 and SH 71 in Oak Hill is a gateway to southwest Travis County and serves as a key route between central Austin and fast-growing suburban and rural communities such as Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs and Johnson City. US 290 is one of Texas’ most congested highway corridors with drivers wasting more than a half-million hours per year stuck in traffic. The traffic congestion has reduced mobility and the quality of life in Oak Hill and surrounding communities reliant on the thoroughfare.

Current efforts are being implemented to improve five US 290 intersections (Joe Tanner, William Cannon, SH 71, Convict Hill and RM 1826). These proposed intersection improvements will help reduce traffic delays for the next few years. However, more work is needed to address the mobility needs twenty years into the future. Oak Hill and the region need a long-term solution.
   
Contact: TxDOT Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426
(512) 832-7060
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