TxDOT details RM 620 plans Jan. 25
By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News
The Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association is hosting a Community Meeting on Transportation next week where Texas Department of Transportation and Travis County officials will share the status of the RM 620/ RM 2222 bypass plans, talk about the next round of improvements along RM 620, and discuss the new light going in at RM 620 and Steiner Ranch Boulevard.
“It is very important that we demonstrate our common interest and enthusiasm for turning these ideas into reality,” said Brian Thompto, SRNA chairman. “Please plan to attend and bring your friends and neighbors to show support and bring your voice to the discussion on our traffic future.”
The meeting is open to everyone and will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Canyon Ridge Middle School 12601 Country Trails Ln in Steiner Ranch.
“At the meeting, we get important updates on (the bypass) project as well as see the unveiling of the next round of RM 620 corridor plans,” Thompto said.
In addition to TxDOT officials and county traffic engineers, elected officials will be part of the program including Texas Representative Paul Workman, Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea, and Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan.
“Our elected officials will be present at the meeting to hear and see your support for pursuing current RM 620/2222 improvements and examining the next round of improvements with urgency,” Thompto said.
TxDOT will preview the next round of RM 620 improvements from Mansfield Dam to US 183 and discuss the possibilities of a boulevard and express lanes.
“We are excited to see this preview of the resulting plans which are expected to include dramatic improvements such as a boulevard and additional lanes along RM 620 for both safety and better traffic flow and an option for express lanes from US 183 through RM 2222,” Thompto said.
The plans to be discussed at next week’s meeting stem from TxDOT’s RM 620 corridor study in 2014. Over 10 neighborhoods and the West Austin Chamber of Commerce contributed input and community feedback to the TxDOT study group.