Public Workshop to be Held for Fredericksburg Relief Route Study

Contact: Diann Hodges

Phone: (512) 832-7027

Date: May 29, 2018

Gillespie County – A public workshop for the Fredericksburg Relief Route Study will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 E. US Highway 290 in Fredericksburg. The interactive workshop will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide input about the potential relief route.

As traffic volumes and congestion continue to increase, the need for a relief route has become an important safety and quality-of-life issue for the community. The City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, acting through the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force, with support from the Texas Department of Transportation, are exploring options for a potential US 290 Fredericksburg relief route. The potential route would relieve traffic and improve mobility in downtown Fredericksburg by giving people the option to travel around, rather than directly through, the city.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to interactively learn more about the relief route study, provide input on the potential US 290 relief route project and suggest possible route options. The input received at the workshop will help to guide the planning for this important transportation improvement project. Attendees may come and go at their convenience.

For more information, visit the Fredericksburg website and search “Relief Route Task Force,” or call (512) 715-5702. You can also send an email with “Fredericksburg Relief Route Study” in the subject line.

The workshop will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the workshop who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to call (512) 517-7251. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the public workshop. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. Official written comments will also be received and accepted by the project team via email, or by mail at

Stacey Benningfield
Attn: Fredericksburg Relief Route Study
13809 Research Blvd., Suite 300
Austin, TX, 78750

Comments must be received by Friday, June 15, 2018, to be included in the official record of this public workshop.


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