Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of Environmental Impact Statement – Oak Hill Parkway
Bowie High School (cafeteria)
4103 W. Slaughter Ln.
Austin, TX 78749 (Map)
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Open House 6:15 - 7 p.m.
Public Hearing 7 p.m.
TxDOT and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are conducting a public hearing to present project information and gather public input on proposed improvements to address declining mobility at the intersection of two major state highways, US 290 and SH 71 in southwest Travis County, Texas. The hearing will begin with an open house from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. During this time, the public will be able to review available project information and exhibits, discuss the project with project staff, and ask questions. The formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a public comment period.
The proposed project, known as the Oak Hill Parkway, extends approximately 6.15 miles along US 290 (from Loop 1 to west of FM 1826) as well as approximately 1.31 miles along SH 71 (from US 290 to Silvermine Drive). Improvements include upgrading the existing facility to a controlled access highway with three tolled lanes and three non-tolled frontage lanes in each direction as well as grade-separated interchanges. Proposed improvements also include direct connectors, or flyovers, between US 290 and SH 71, as well as significant bicycle and pedestrian facilities lining the full length of the project corridor.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing. Verbal and written comments regarding the project may be presented at the hearing or sent by mail to:
TxDOT Austin District Environmental Coordinator
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Drawer 15426
Austin, Texas, 78761-5426
Comments must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 to be included in the official record of this public hearing.
The hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact 512-832-7218. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the public hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.
In the case of inclement weather, the public hearing will be rescheduled for Thursday, Jan.25, 2018.
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. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426