Special Notice: TxDOT is postponing this open house. We will provide further notice when the meeting has been rescheduled.

Where:

Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
1408 Chesnut St.
Bastrop, TX 78602 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - POSTPONED
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the open house is to receive public comment on the proposed expansion of SH 21 from CR 130 to Paint Creek Road in Bastrop County, Texas. The meeting will be held in an open house format so the public can come and go at their convenience.

Comments must be received on or before Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020, to be included in the official open house record. 

Description:

SH 21 in eastern Bastrop County functions as both a local thoroughfare and commuter highway. Along the project limits, the existing highway is an undivided highway with alternate passing lanes and includes areas where the roadway is reduced to two lanes southbound and one lane northbound. Bastrop County’s rapid growth has increased the need for accommodating projected traffic volumes, improving safety and reducing congestion. 

Proposed improvements include:

  • Widening the roadway to create a four-lane divided roadway (two lanes in each direction)
  • Seperating travel lanes by adding a median with crossovers at regular intervals
  • Designing the roadway to include 12-foot lanes, 10-foot outside shoulders and a four-foot inside shoulder
  • Constructing two new twin bridges over US 290 along a new alignment

Additional right of way is required for this project; however, no displacements are anticipated.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house and materials will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs by calling (210) 354-2925 at least two business days prior for assistance. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require more time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426
(512) 832-7000
Email

Posted March 10, 2020