The Texas Department of Transportation anticipates website traffic counts at the intersection of RM 620 and Anderson Mill Road to boost by 14% by 2025. Enhancements at the intersection are not scheduled to start out till 2027 at the earliest. (Iain Oldman/Community Effects Newspaper)
The Texas Department of Transportation on Aug. 26 hosted a digital community meeting to preview early schematics of proposed advancements at the congested Northwest Austin intersection as very well as collect feed-back from the general public.
According to slides introduced by TxDOT, acquisition of nearby land for suitable of way will not begin until spring 2023 with an expected construction start date in 2027 at the earliest.
“The RM 620 and Anderson Mill Road intersection challenge timeline is contingent on funding, appropriate of way acquisition and utility relocation, and as these types of, dates are matter to change,” claimed Bradley Wheelis, general public details officer for TxDOT, throughout the recorded Aug. 26 virtual presentation.
The proposed enhancements at RM 620 and Anderson Mill currently do not have allotted cash for development. In 2020, the project was stripped of $25 million in funding following the the Capital Region Metropolitan Scheduling Firm voted to redirect those funds to assist pay out for the forthcoming I-35 Capital Specific Job.
Wheelis in the presentation explained the venture will probable benefit from state and federal funding for completion in the future. An environmental review of the venture is mandated thanks to all those possible funding sources, in accordance to TxDOT.
“The proposed task does not at present have development funding, but TxDOT is actively trying to get resources to progress the enhancements,” Wheelis said throughout the presentation.
If the undertaking moves ahead, the proposed advancements include elevated bypass lanes that will help reduce congestion at the RM 620 and Anderson Mill intersection. According to early schematics for the project, the elevated bridge will run together RM 620 from just south of Anderson Mill to just north of El Salido Parkway.
The undertaking will also include two- to a few-lane frontage roads and 10-foot shared-use paths alongside RM 620. The whole scope of the challenge operates from south of Foundation Street to Little Elm Path on RM 620 in Northwest Austin. Construction will also prolong around 900 toes on Anderson Mill north and south of the intersection with RM 620.
According to TxDOT, the undertaking scope stretches throughout the two Travis and Williamson counties as properly as the town restrictions of both of those Austin and Cedar Park.
TxDOT anticipates congestion at the intersection to steadily increase before any construction on enhancements can commence. In accordance to figures offered by the condition agency Aug. 26, the typical every day visitors depend at the RM 620 and Anderson Mill intersection is envisioned to mature by 14% by 2025, up to 49,600 everyday motorists. By 2045, the range of each day drivers at that intersection is expected to attain 67,000.
Final schematics on the undertaking will be concluded by the conclude of tumble 2022, Wheelis explained in the course of the Aug. 26 presentation.
Acquisition of up to 27 acres of right of way land may well start off by 2023, TxDOT elements show. Wheelis claimed through the presentation that up to 20 business homes may well be relocated due to the task.
“No residential displacements are predicted as a outcome of the potential enhancements,” Wheelis reported throughout the presentation.
TxDOT is collecting comments and comments from the general public through Sept. 10. Materials are available on the web for evaluate on the project’s TxDOT webpage. Prepared reviews about the proposed challenge could be submitted through e mail or sent by mail to Matthew Cho, P.E., TxDOT undertaking supervisor, TxDOT Austin District Place of work, P.O. Box 15426, Austin, Texas 78761-5426.