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Majority of Steiner HOA board endorses permanent road, Many residents disagree with the board’s “quick” actions

Travis County is considering three evacuation routes out of Steiner Ranch, F is the only permanent road.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Steiner Ranch Master Association board took a step this week to support Travis County’s proposed permanent road connecting Steiner’s Flat Top Ranch Road to RM 620 between Mansfield Dam and Steiner’s main entrance at Quinlan Park Road.

An email sent to Steiner residents on March 5 shared that a majority of the seven-member board took a vote and decided to back the implementation of the permanent route F. This does not mean the decision for this road is final but is giving the county feedback from one board, which represents Steiner residents as the main homeowners association.

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Former VHS student plays basketball for Longhorns

The Whiteside family of Steiner Ranch after a University of Texas home game (L-R) Tiffaney (mother), Ashlyn (sister), Drayton, and Stephen (father).

By ELLIE SEITZLER, Four Points News

Persistence has gotten Drayton Whiteside where he is today. The Steiner Ranch product and Vandegrift grad didn’t give up and this season earned a spot on the University of Texas men’s basketball team.  

“Growing up I had always watched Texas basketball and dreamt about having a Texas locker and playing in the Erwin Center. And now I get to do it,” Whiteside said.

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2222 at 360 getting major overhaul to improve traffic

Texas Department of Transportation will construct a diverging diamond at RM 2222 and Loop 360. Construction is to start in 2023 to create this “free-flowing” traffic which will reduce crash points and help those making left turns. Rendering TxDOT

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Traffic is expected to flow better in the Four Points area after the Texas Department of Transportation spends more than $37 million to overhaul the intersection of RM 2222 and Loop 360 to create a diverging diamond.

In addition, a new underpass at nearby Courtyard Drive near the Pennybacker Bridge will go in and the signal lights removed.

“Construction is expected to begin mid-2023,” said Brad Wheelis, a TxDOT spokesperson. “Construction is expected to take 2-3 years to complete for the RM  2222/Courtyard Drive project.”

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Wet roads, curve, poor tires contribute to fatal RM 620 crash

A 21-year-old woman was the victim of this fatal accident on March 3 on RM 620, between Steiner Ranch and the RM 2222 intersection. A 44-year-old man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. LYNETTE HAALAND

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Weather and tires contributed to the fatal accident that happened on RM 620 between the RM 2222 intersection and Steiner Ranch Boulevard on March 3.

Camron Renae Williams, 21, from Austin died at scene of the two-vehicle accident, and Brian Daniel Cox, 44, from Austin was transported to St. David’s Medical Center Round Rock, according to Robbie Barrera, Texas Highway Patrol sergeant.

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