The Texas Department of Transportation Austin District is initiating a planning and feasibility study to identify future safety and mobility improvements to US 290 from RM 1826 in southwest Austin to RM 12 in Dripping Springs. The corridor spans both Travis and Hays counties.

Study Overview

The purpose of this planning and feasibility study is to identify long-term safety and mobility solutions for the US 290 corridor and establish a recommended right-of-way footprint. The study is anticipated to take one year and will include many opportunities for public involvement.

At the conclusion of the planning and feasibility study, TxDOT plans to enter into the environmental study and schematic design process to further develop any potential solutions identified.

Of note, the proposed project would connect to the Oak Hill Parkway project.  

Project Development Process

  • Planning and feasibility study (2019-2020)
  • Environmental study and schematic design 
  • Final design, acquire right of way and adjust utilities 
  • Construction 

Advancement from phase to phase is contingent upon the outcome of the previous phase and the availability of funding.

Get Involved

The first series of open houses will be held in October 2019. Further information to come.

Contact Us

Public Information Officer
TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761


(512) 832-7060