Open House – FM 973 Realignment
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Open House – FM 973 Realignment


Manor Middle School
12900 Gregg Manor Rd
Manor, TX 78653 (Map)


Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


The purpose of the open house is to discuss the proposed project to realign FM 973 in a new location between US 290 and SH 130 in east-central Travis County. The meeting will be held in a come-and-go format, so the public may attend at their convenience. Staff will be available to answer questions.


The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility and connectivity and provide additional roadway capacity to meet future traffic demands due to population growth. Various alignment alternatives have been evaluated with the goal of upgrading the existing FM 973 and realigning the roadway around the city of Manor. The proposed project would:

  • Extend for approximately 5.6 miles between US 290 and SH 130
  • Consist of four travel lanes (two in each direction) separated by a grassy median, with turn lanes in various locations
  • Include a shared-use path
  • Include a typical right-of-way width of 200 feet
  • Require between 71 and 122 acres of right of way

Special accommodations: 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 512-832-7244 no later than Dec. 4, 2017 to request assistance. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.

All comments must be received on or before Dec. 22, 2017. 


TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

(512) 832-7000


Updated July 3, 2019