The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a project to widen and improve US 290 between FM 1826 and RM 12 in Travis and Hays counties. The proposed project aims to reconstruct and widen about 13 miles of US 290 from RM 1826 in southwest Austin to just west of RM 12 in Dripping Springs. The current four-lane, undivided roadway will transform into a six-lane divided facility with adjacent frontage roads and shared-use paths.
The area along US 290, which connects Austin and Dripping Springs, is witnessing a considerable increase in commercial and residential development. This growth is leading to concerns regarding safety and mobility, which are only expected to worsen as traffic increases from local, through and heavy truck traffic. Given that traffic volumes are predicted to double by 2045, it becomes crucial to upgrade the corridor to improve safety and mobility, make accessibility better for residents and businesses, improve connectivity, emergency response times, and minimize the impact on the community and the natural environment.
The proposed project would potentially displace 12 residences and 83 non-residential structures and require additional right of way. However, relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.
To provide further information, TxDOT has scheduled a virtual meeting that will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation with audio and visual components. The presentation will be available on this webpage by Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at 5 p.m.
If you prefer an in-person meeting, attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dripping Springs Ranch Event Center
1042 Event Center Dr
Dripping Springs, TX 78620