On March 22, 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in cooperation with the City of Austin and Travis County, will conduct an Open House to discuss proposed improvements to five intersections along United States Highway 290 (US 290) in western Travis County and to solicit public comment. The proposed improvements consist of:
constructing turn lanes at the intersection of Ranch-to-Market Road 1826;
constructing turn lanes at the intersection of Convict Hill Road;
re-configuring the US 290/State Highway 71 intersection to allow a continuous flow design;
re-configuring the William Cannon Drive intersection to allow a continuous flow design; and
improving operations at Joe Tanner Lane.
Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are also proposed at the five intersections.
The Open House will be held in the cafeteria of Clint Small, Jr. Middle School (4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, Tx 78749) between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm. During the open house, displays showing the proposed improvements and information about traffic flow and operations through the intersections will be available for review. A formal presentation will not be made; however, members of the project team will be available to explain and discuss the proposed improvements and answer questions.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the Open House and to provide input. Verbal and written comments may be presented at the Open House. In addition, written comments may be submitted after the Open House. To be included in the official record of the Open House, written comments must be received by Monday, April 2, 2012. Written comments should be mailed to: Environmental Coordinator, Texas Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 15426, Austin, TX 78761-5426 or emailed to .
The Open House will be conducted in English. However, persons who have special communication or accommodation needs such as language interpreters, and plan to attend the Open House may contact Jon Geiselbrecht (832-7218) at least five working days prior to the Open House to request accommodations. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs
Every great oak was once a nut that stood its ground. The Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods, "OHAN" for short, is an umbrella group of Southwest Austin neighborhood associations who meet regularly to promote positive change and provide an advocate force for Southwest Austin. OHAN has been serving Oak Hill and Southwest Austin for more than 23 years.