Past Public Events

Oak Hill Parkway

Public involvement is critical to the environmental study process. The Project Team will be conducting open houses and visiting with corridor stakeholders and neighborhood groups throughout the study to obtain feedback on the proposed Oak Hill Parkway.

Public input will be combined with technical analyses to identify the best possible solution for meeting the project's Purpose and Need. Those potential solutions, now identified as Alternatives A and C (as well as the No Build, or "do nothing", alternative), are available to the public for review and comment. Ultimately, this process will lead to the team recommending a "preferred" alternative; we anticipate this occurring early 2017.

All formal public input received during the study will be incorporated into the final environmental study document that is submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation for an environmental decision. We anticipate a decision in mid-2017.

YOU ARE SHAPING OAK HILL PARKWAY
Your input is critical to the success of the project! Check out our list of how your comments and questions have made a real impact on the project design since we launched the study in 2012.

Public outreach activities to date include:

  • 6 open houses
  • 6 virtual open houses
  • 669 official comments received
  • 13 issue specific workshops
  • 80 stakeholder meetings

Oak Hill Parkway Public Input Events

06/23/2016: Environmental Workshop

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, TxDOT and the Mobility Authority welcome the community to join us at an Environmental Workshop to explore the science behind the Oak Hill Parkway environmental study. The goal of this community workshop is to update the community on the research that has informed the project over the last eight months. Attendees will hear about the biology, history, archeology, geology and other work that is being conducted. This data will help determine a possible preferred alternative to move forward. Then, through an interactive aesthetics priority exercise, we will be asking for your priorities regarding aesthetics, landscaping, tree plantings, tree relocation, and other elements.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
June 23, 2016
6 pm - 8 pm
Environmental Workshop

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
7815 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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06/23 WORKSHOP Materials for DOWNLOAD:

 

06/08/2016: Stakeholder Meeting

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, TxDOT and the Mobility Authority answered questions at the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OHAN) Board Meeting.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
June 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Stakeholder Meeting

ACC Pinnacle Campus
7748 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas 78736

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04/23-24 and 04/30/2016: Informational Booths

On April 23 and 24, 2016, the project team hosted an Oak Hill Parkway information booth at the Founders Day Festival in downtown Dripping Springs, TX, and on April 30, 2016, a similar informational booth was provided at the Lake Travis SpringFest in Bee Cave, TX.

 

04/13/2016: Stakeholder Meeting

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, TxDOT and the Mobility Authority gave a presentation at the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OHAN) Board Meeting and answered questions of the attending public.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
April 13, 2016
7:00 pm
Stakeholder Meeting

ACC Pinnacle Campus
7748 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas 78736

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10/29/2015: Open House #6

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, TxDOT and the Mobility Authority held the sixth open house for the Oak Hill Parkway project. Over 155 members of the public attended to learn more about and provide comments on: an updated look at the design of Alternatives A and C, including artistic renderings of key intersections; the draft matrix for this third phase of evaluation; an update on designs and ideas for Context Sensitive Solutions including bicycle / pedestrian improvements and intersection aesthetics; and information provided at the recent Water Quality Workshop including off-site water detention. 

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
October 29, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open House

Covington Middle School
3700 Convict Hill Road
Austin, TX 78749

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10/29 Open House Materials for DOWNLOAD:

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8/25/2015: Water Quality Workshop

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, a Water Quality Workshop was held in order to share what the project team knows about water issues in the corridor, including Williamson Creek, flooding concerns and run off. Attendees helped us identify any additional issues or concerns as well as their priorities for the team regarding both water quality and water quantity. Over 40 members of the public attended.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads

August 25, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Water Quality Workshop

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
7815 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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8/25 WORKSHOP Materials for download:

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 4/7/2015: Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop #2

At the April 7th Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop #2 meeting, the team presented the results of last October’s CSS community survey as well as how we are moving forward with those comments and community priorities. The display boards for discussion included: our draft CSS Vision Statement, maps featuring proposed multimodal connections for cyclists and pedestrians in Oak Hill, ideas of ways we could revitalize Williamson Creek; potential locations of CSS design concepts within the corridor; and artist sketches of potential retaining wall designs. Through a series of sticker dot exercises and a community survey, the public were able to inform us if we were on the right track and identify anything that was missing. Over 40 members of the public attended.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
April 7, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
Workshop #2

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
7815 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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4/7 WORKSHOP Materials for download:

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 2/17/2015: Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop 

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop was held to inform and seek feedback on the Mobility Authority’s current and proposed investment in bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Team members from the four projects currently under study – 183 North Mobility Project, MoPac South, MoPac Intersections and the Oak Hill Parkway Project were on hand to explain the proposed improvements and record input.  The event was attended by 17 individuals from 6 different organizations representing the bicycle and pedestrian community.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
Februrary 17, 2015
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop

Mobility Authority
3300 N IH-35, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78705

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2/17 WORKSHOP Materials for download:

 

1/20/2015: Open House #5

At the January 20th Open House, the public was asked to review and comment on the revised alternatives to improve mobility and safety; and discuss the collaborative approach to transportation design and engineering, known as Context Sensitive Solutions. Approximately 105 members of the public attended.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
January 20, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Open House

Covington Middle School
3700 Convict Hill Road
Austin, TX 78749

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1/20 Open House Materials for download:

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10/09/2014: Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop #1

At the October 9th Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop #1 meeting, members of the Oak Hill Parkway project team met with members of the public to introduce the CSS planning approach and to gain a better understanding of the Oak Hill community's priorities in relation to the CSS process.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
October 9, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
Workshop #1

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
7815 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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10/9 Context Sensitive Solutions Workshop #1 meeting materials for download:

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8/26/2014: Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting

At the August 26th stakeholder workgroup meeting, members of the Oak Hill Parkway project team met with various stakeholder representatives from the Fix290 group, area neighborhood associations and City of Austin District 8 Council Member candidates to share information on the status of the Interim Improvements, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, mobility concept evaluation criteria and process, and next steps. The project team also solicited feedback from stakeholders on important issues to them related to project development.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
August 26, 2014
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Children's Bldg. Auditorium
7815 Hwy. 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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8/26 Stakeholder Meeting Materials for download:

 

6/17/2014: Open House #4

At the June 17th Open House, the public was asked to review and provide comments on the remaining and revised mobility concepts, as well as the evaluation criteria and process. Information on the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process, a collaborative approach to transportation facility design and engineering, was also shared with the public.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
June 17, 2014
4 pm – 7 pm
Open House

Covington Middle School
3700 Convict Hill Road
Austin, TX 78749

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6/17 Open House Materials for download:

 

3/22/2014: Finance Workshop

At the March 22nd Finance Workshop, information was shared with the community about transportation funding options, the state of transportation funding, tolling, and state and local tolling policies. The public was also asked to provide input on the Oak Hill Parkway project.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
March 22, 2014
9 am - 12 pm
Finance Workshop

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
7815 Hwy. 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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3/22 Finance Workshop Materials for download:

 

10/22/2013: Open House #3

At the October 22nd Open House, the public was able to review and provide input on the preliminary mobility concepts that had been developed and the criteria that would be used to evaluate the concepts going forward.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
October 22, 2013
5 pm - 8 pm
Open House

Covington Middle School
3700 Convict Hill Road
Austin, TX 78749

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10/22 Open House Materials for download:

 

 9/30/2013: Evaluation Workgroup Meeting 

At the September 30th Evaluation Workgroup Meeting, attendees previewed new concepts that would be shared at the next open house on October 22nd. The new concepts included Transportation System Management, Transportation Demand Management, and Concept F. Approximately 62 members of the general public attended.  

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
September 30, 2013 
6 pm - 8 pm

Evaluation Workgroup Meeting

Covington Middle School
3700 Convict Hill Road
Austin, TX 78749

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9/30 Workgroup Meeting Materials for download:

 

5/23/2013: Open House #2

At the May 23rd Oak Hill Parkway Open House at Small Middle School, attendees were asked to comment on eight concepts and one option.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
May 23, 2013
6 pm - 8 pm
Open House

Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, TX 78749

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5/23 Open House Materials for download:

 

5/16/2013: Preview Meeting

At the May 16th preview meeting, attendees were able preview general mobility concepts for the project based on open house and workshop feedback. All stakeholders that have indicated an interest in or were identified by the project team as having a potential interest in, or who have participated in previous workgroup meetings were invited to attend.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
May 16, 2013
6 pm - 8 pm
Preview Meeting

Oak Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
7815 U.S. 290
Austin, TX 78736

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3/19/2013: Bike and Pedestrian Workgroup Meeting 

At the March 19th Bike and Pedestrian Workgroup Meeting at ACC Pinnacle, attendees were encouraged to provide suggestions, identify issues or concerns, and share information on the bike/pedestrian plans for the Oak Hill corridor. The discussion included parts of the City of Austin plan, the Oak Hill Neighborhood Plan and the Oak Hill Trails plan.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
March 19, 2013
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Bike and Pedestrian Workgroup Meeting

ACC Pinnacle Campus
748 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas

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3/19 Bike and Pedestrian Workgroup Meeting Materials for download:

 

2/19/2013: Design Workgroup Meeting 

At the February 19th Design Workgroup Meeting at ACC Pinnacle, attendees were encouraged to provide ideas and concepts that meet the proposed purpose and need of the project and gather initial reaction to general alternative concepts

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
February 19, 2013
6 pm - 8 pm
Design Workgroup Meeting

ACC Pinnacle Campus
7748 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas

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2/19 Design Workgroup Meeting Materials for download:

 

1/31/2013: Environmental Workgroup Meeting

At the January 31 Environmental Workgroup Meeting, attendees were given general information on the Oak Hill Parkway and encouraged to share their concerns regarding water quality, flood plains, trees and vegetation, historical, cultural and other environmental issues.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
January 31, 2013
6 pm - 8 pm
Environmental Workgroup Meeting

ACC Pinnacle Campus
7748 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas

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1/31 Environmental Workgroup Meeting Materials for download:

 

11/15/2012: Open House #1

At the November 15th Oak Hill Parkway Open House at Small Middle School, attendees were asked to identify areas of improvement that were important to them on maps of the project area. Those maps can be viewed below.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
November 15, 2012
6 pm - 8 pm
Open House Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, TX 78749
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11/15 Open House Materials for download:

 

8/29/2012: Oak Hill Envisioning Mobility Workshop 

At the August 29th Oak Hill Envisioning Mobility Workshop meeting, members of the Oak Hill Parkway project team met with members of the public to gain a better understanding of the Oak Hill community's values, and vision for future development and mobility.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
August 29, 2012
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oak Hill Envisioning Mobility Workshop

Austin Community College
Pinnacle Campus
7748 Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78736

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8/29 Oak Hill Envisioning Mobility Workshop Meeting Materials for download:

 

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