Open House - SH 71 at FM 1209 in Bastrop County
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Open House - SH 71 at FM 1209 in Bastrop County


Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 (Map)


Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


TxDOT invites citizens to an open house to discuss a project on SH 71 at FM 1209 in Bastrop County, Texas. The meeting will be in an open house format with no formal presentation, so attendees can come and go at their convenience. Maps, drawings, and project information will be on display and project team members will be available to answer questions. 


The Texas Department of Transportation Austin District is proposing roadway improvements to SH 71 at FM 1209 in Bastrop County. The proposed improvements include:

  • Constructing new frontage roads
  • Adding an overpass on SH 71 over the FM 1209 intersection
  • Adding shared-use paths on both sides of SH 71 and FM 1209
  • Widening FM 1209
  • Adding turnarounds to the intersection of SH 71 and FM 1209

The length of the proposed project is approximately 2.2 miles, would require approximately 40 acres of additional right of way, and is anticipated to displace five residential properties and 25 businesses. Information regarding the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for those displaced, and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition can be obtained at the meeting or from the district and/or area office. 

Comments may be mailed to: 

TxDOT Austin District
Attn: SH 71 at FM 1209
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

Comments must be received on or before Nov. 30, 2018 to be accepted into the official meeting summary. 

Special Accommodation:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house 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) 832-7104 no later than Nov. 12, 2018. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.



TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761

(512) 832-7700


Posted Oct. 24, 2018