TXDOT has been studying options to improve traffic along the RM 620 corridor from US 183 to SH 71 (the “RM 620 Feasibility Study”, www.620study.com). The corridor has been broken into segments for the study with sections 1, 2 and 3 stretching from US 183 south to Mansfield dam, section 4 from Mansfield Dam to Lakeway Blvd and sections 5 and 6 leading through Lakeway and Bee Caves.
Representatives from RM 620 sections 2 and 3 have been meeting since September to discuss options for Rm 620 north of Mansfield dam. Options being explored include options such as intersection improvements, widening, and the possible creation of elevated lanes.
Representatives for sections 2 and 3 in the TXDOT discussions have included constituent members of the Four Points Neighborhood Coalition, along with the Four Points Chamber of Commerce, area businesses and other stakeholders. This broad coalition of from the RM 620 corridor has engaged with TXDOT on the details of both the long term and short term options to improve RM 620.
Members from the Four Points Neighborhood Coalition and Four Points Chamber of Commerce have been meeting during the past month to evolve a set of questions and requests to help mature the planning around our sections of the corridor. Specific requests have included inclusion of FM 2222 from RM 620 through McNeil in the RM 620 planning process as well as a request to implement intelligent traffic signaling along the corridor in the near term.
Discussions with TXDOT and elected officials will resume in January. The public is encouraged to engage now by completing the RM-620 survey available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/620study.
The Four Points community and our surrounding neighbors are painfully aware of the need to identify and implement significant improvements for the RM 620 corridor. We need to move from talking about traffic to solving traffic issues along the RM 620 corridor. This TXDOT study will lay the groundwork for real solutions and enable the detailed planning to start.
We are all eager to see the mid-term term improvements already planned for the 620/2222 intersection – which include expanding FM 2222 through River Place and splitting the 620/2222 intersection into two parts. We need to build on this important step and put together a comprehensive plan that will allow the RM 620 corridor to thrive and handle TXDOT’s projections for significant traffic growth in the coming decade.
The “Four Points Neighborhood Coalition” (FPNC) was formed earlier in 2015 to unite neighborhoods in the Four Points area in an effort to spur traffic improvements along the RM 620 corridor. The coalition includes nine neighborhood groups with representatives from Canyon Creek, Colina Vista, Comanche Trail, Glen Lake, Grandview Hills, River Place, Steiner Ranch N.A, Versante Canyon and Westminster Glen; with the Steiner Ranch N.A. including representation from multiple developments in and around the Steiner Ranch area.
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