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We’d like to welcome the community to join us at an upcoming workshop:
Project Update Workshop
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Oak Hill United Methodist Church – Children’s Center
7815 Hwy. 290 W., Austin, TX 78736
What to Expect:
- The latest information about the environmental study, including the noise analysis process and the updated tree surveys
- The proposed project designs for Alternatives A and C
- The final evaluation criteria against which the alternatives, including the No Build Alternative, will be measured
- Information on what’s next for the Oak Hill Parkway Environmental Study with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and public hearing scheduled later this year
Unable to make the workshop?
Information provided at the workshop are now available here.
YOU ARE SHAPING OAK HILL PARKWAY
Your participation at workshops and other public events helps us improve long-term mobility by identifying a solution that not only addresses traffic congestion, but honors the heritage of Oak Hill, respects the environment, and adds value to the Oak Hill community.
TxDOT and the Mobility Authority continue their work to complete the Oak Hill Parkway’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS is the most detailed type of environmental document, typically taking an average of 3-5 years to complete. Currently in the fifth year of this study, the Oak Hill Parkway project team is taking measured steps and employing best practices to ensure all evaluations and studies are carefully and sensitively conducted. With that in mind, some of the technical studies are currently being revised to reflect additional input received from stakeholders and new information contained in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) 2040 plan.
Public input has been a priority for the project team since we began the study in October 2012. The project team recognizes the importance of a project design that not only meets the mobility needs of the corridor, but is also reflective of community values. We’ve met with hundreds of stakeholders to date, and we’ve conducted six open houses, 13 workshops, and more than 80 stakeholder meetings. (Learn more about those past events, download materials and comment/response summaries, and more by visiting our Public Input page here.) These discussions have prompted requests for design adjustments and additional studies. The project team has evaluated nine different design concepts and considered multiple suggestions for improvements to both Alternatives A and C, particularly at the US 290/William Cannon and US 290/SH 71 intersections. We have gathered a great deal of community input throughout the study period and have moved forward with a significant number of positive changes, as a result of this public feedback.
Now that the project alternatives have been narrowed down to two build options (Alternatives A and C), as well as the No Build alternative, we are assessing the potential environmental impacts of all three scenarios. Any additional modifications to the alternatives will be directed by technical reports and analyses. Once those reports are complete, a recommended alternative will be made available for public and agency review. Following the public hearing, the EIS will be submitted to TxDOT for an environmental decision.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to conduct the necessary work to ensure a thorough and complete environmental study takes place, and we will continue to inform you of our progress as we move forward.
Check back frequently for information about future events, and be sure to sign up for updates to learn more.