Public Hearing - SH 71 East at Tucker Hill Lane and Pope Bend Road
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Public Hearing - SH 71 East at Tucker Hill Lane and Pope Bend Road


Cedar Creek High School
793 Union Chapel Road,
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 (Map)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Open House: 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:15 p.m.


The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss two proposed projects on SH 71 at the intersections of Tucker Hill Lane and Pope Bend Road in Bastrop and Travis counties. Attendees will be able to review preliminary maps and exhibits on both projects and visit one-on-one with project team members prior to the formal hearing presentation and public comment period.  


The two proposed projects will improve safety and manage congestion. Various improvements have been evaluated with the goal of upgrading the existing SH 71 at these intersections. The proposed projects would include:

  • Two new overpass bridges on SH 71 over the existing signalized intersections at Tucker Hill Lane and Pope Bend Road
  • One-way frontage roads within the project limits
  • Improved and expanded bicycle and pedestrian accommodations

The projects require 24.5 acres of right of way at the Tucker Hill Lane intersection and 11.09 acres at the Pope Bend Road intersection. The acreage at Pope Bend Road includes 2.13 acres in McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a park area used by the public, which is subject to Chapter 26 of the Parks and Wildlife Code. No displacements are anticipated for either of the proposed projects.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The public hearing 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. Please call 512-832-7218 by May 18 2018 for any of these requests. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Comments may be mailed to:

TxDOT Austin District
Attn: SH 71 East Project Manager
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

Comments must be received on or before June 6, 2018 to be accepted into the official meeting summary.

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
(512) 832-7000

Posted April 23, 2018