TxDOT to Host Open House for the Fredericksburg Relief Route Study


Contact: Diann Hodges

Phone: (512) 832-7027

Date: Jan. 10, 2020


AUSTIN —After gathering extensive public input on a proposed relief route for US 290 in Fredericksburg, The Texas Department of Transportation is ready to present the Technically Preferred Route option to the community.  An open house will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Pape Event Center, located at 237 Equestrian Drive in Fredericksburg. No formal presentation will be given, and attendees can come and go at their convenience.

The goal of the Fredericksburg Relief Route Study is to identify a Technically Preferred Route option driven by community input. The study, which was initiated in early 2018, is overseen by the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force. Support for the Study is provided by the City of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County and TxDOT. To date, four public meetings have been held (May 2018, Sept. 2018, Jan. 2019 and July 2019).

Public input received in response to the meetings was used, along with traffic modeling, operational analysis and an historic resources survey to identify, refine and evaluate route options. Over the last several months, the number of route options has been reduced. The Technically Preferred Route option will be shown at the Jan. 14 open house.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the Technically Preferred Route option and provide feedback. Participants can come and go at their own convenience. For more information on the study, visit txdot.gov and search keyword “Fredericksburg.” Questions can be emailed to the Fredericksburg Relief Route Study Team at FredericksburgReliefRoute@gmail.com, or contact Joe Muck at Joe.Muck@txdot.gov or (512) 715-5702.

Official written comments will also be accepted via email at FredericksburgReliefRoute@gmail.com, or by mail to: CP&Y, Attn: Fredericksburg Relief Route Study, 13809 Research Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, TX, 78750. Comments must be received on or before Jan. 29, 2020, to be included in the official record of this open house.

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