Coverage tonight on KXAN with local resident Tom Henry discussing the new light planned for Steiner Ranch Blvd and RM 620 with KXAN reporter.
It took just about 5 years from SRNA's initial push for these improvements until now. That may seem like a long time, but its how things work sometimes. It is why we are working hard now on the improvements for 2, 5 and 10 years from now as discussed at our recent neighborhood meeting.
Looking forward to this improvement from Travis County - first presented at our 2014 SRNA Community Meeting this plan was matured over the last several years by the County Staff - to add an additional exit from Steiner Ranch off of Flat Top Ranch Road toward Low Water Crossing Road. A similar access point was utilized during the 2011 fire evacuation through private property. Now, this improvement will provide a permanent evacuation route available for emergencies. In the event of an evacuation, this route will provide some additional relief together with the careful planning for evacuation traffic management that was conducted by Travis County Sheriff's office and ESD #6.
Video posted for the Jan 25 Community Transportation Meeting! Whether you were there, or want to see it for the first time, watch and share this video to hear about traffic improvements in the works and those that could come next if we work together and advocate. Thanks to your strong participation at the meeting, and by watching this video and providing feedback, we are taking an important step toward securing the next round of fixes we need. steinerranchna.org/2017meeting/...
Thank you to all who attended, supported and promoted the Community Meeting! (PDF of meeting slides now available - video coming soon).
We had a full house at Canyon Ridge Middle School and made a strong impression on our guests and elected officials. We heard from a comprehensive panel discussing transportation and related issues and learned of a path forward to get the next round of RM620 improvements into plan. It seems we have a window where the money will be there, the plan options are there from TxDOT, and everyone in the room supported taking the next steps beyond the "bypass" project to improve safety and mobility for years to come (6 lanes with median and eventually express lanes). Now we need to cement support for moving forward aggressively by keeping up the pressure until we get a comprehensive plan to build out the improvements TxDOT presented for RM620 in a timely manner. We will need to work with our elected officials, surrounding communities and CAMPO to get this done - but based on the turnout this evening we are up to the task and we have support from our representatives.
For these improvements to happen, we will need your help as a community, so please take the time to provide meeting feedback and register. www.steinerranchna.org/meeting/...