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I hope this 311 request becomes a 911 because it is getting dangerous at times with Boston Lane traffic backed up into both SW Parkway on one end and Highway 290 access road on the other end.

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Tecoma apartments (William Cannon extension north side of SW Pkwy) are leasing and adding even more traffic to this bad situation. Another set of apartments on SW Pkwy between Vega and Rialto are starting to lease next week (July 2016) with another 1000+ residents dumping into this same bad situation.

Traffic is now backed up regularly 1/4 to 1/2 mile before Boston Lane in the east bound SW Pkwy lane .

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WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO? CONTACT DISTRICT 8 Rep with steps below:

  1. Go to this link: http://www.austintexas.gov/email/district8
  2. Fill out your name and address: 3.Cut and paste this for Subject: "SW Parkway to Highway 290 and Loop 1 North Traffic Remedy Proposal"
  3. Cut and paste this in Message:

Need action on the following speakupAustin! link: http://speakupaustin.org/ideas/connect-mission-blvd-to-industrial-oaks-on-sw-parkway-to-make-a-sw-parkway-and-hwy-290-slash-us-1-connector

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I see there is a developer sign on the gate to the property on SW parkway. If this land gets developed without a plan to make use this land as a connector for SW parkway to US 290 / Loop 1 North that would be terrible. Does the City of Austin know of any permits or plans submitted for development of this property?

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Yes this does need to happen now because both new building (apartments on both sides of SW Pkwy; Yeti HQ soon, HEB in Tacoma in the future) and that land may not be available in a few months!

Problem with realigning Boston Lane (through the existing 2 at the turn) to the ROT Blvd is you don't get all the benefits of proposed plan.

  • Doesn't remove the danger that exists when exiting Industrial/Monterrey Oaks Blvd exit from Hwy 290W (while heading west) and crossing over to Boston Lane to get to Southwest Parkway.
    • Doesn't allow residence of Travis Country to actually be able to leave their neighborhood on foot or bike with access via Industrial Oaks Blvd / Monterrey Oaks Blvd to shopping, schools (Patton Elem and Small Middle), and Westcreek Fields.
  • Only partially discourages heavy traffic through private parking lots (like Parkwood Complex)connecting Southwest Parkway and US Hwy 290W.
  • Doesn't make a connector from SW Pkwy to MOPAC North or Hwy 290 East but everyone would need to make the U-turn still after heading south on Hwy 290 W access road.
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David, realigning Boston Lane to ROT:

  1. Probably will cost almost as much as land as the connector from Mission.
  2. Will still be a dangerous connection from Hwy 290 ramp / access road to Boston Lane and too much additional traffic dumping into Hwy 290 access coming from ROT.
  3. No access to Loop 1 north or Hwy 290 north.

I believe making Mission Oaks connect through Industrial to Hwy 290 access, providing both north and south ramp access, and putting Boston Lane back to a 2 lane connector with right hand turn only onto SW Pkwy (build back median across SW Pkwy and remove light), is the more optimal solution.

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Can the moderator of this forum tell me how I can find out information about the "tracking number 16-00030388" that was open on this idea 1 year ago?

Austin Mobility, COA- Transportation admin 12 months ago Hi Fred, we have placed a 311 request of your idea so that our traffic engineers can take a look at your proposal. The tracking number is 16-00030388. Thank you for your idea!

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Meeting Announcement: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=da7c8480d321984a479109412&id=cdafe6b822&e=2bebd6d746

Sat, March 4th 8:30 - 1:00 Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Please go to this meeting and voice support for this connector. Land may not be available in the future for this to be a possibility.

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I have a conflict for this Sat, March 4th 8:30 - 1:00 Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum meeting: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=da7c8480d321984a479109412&id=cdafe6b822&e=2bebd6d746

I will try and make it late. However, if you go then please print out the drawing from link nelow and take with you. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii9kc7mlc3wzxdn/SW_num4.jpg?dl=0

Print out and pass them out.

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I went Sat to Bob Bullock for 2+ hours. It was mostly a whole lot of different stations with posters explaining how they planned to implement mobility solutions (cap metro, sidewalks, urban trails project, future light rail) and a little on road infrastructure. No chance (unless it was after 12:15 when I left) to push this idea. I did fill out as many forms and posted on all the billboards this idea, but don't believe it will get very far (may it will).

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Good morning Mr. Abounader,

Thank you so much for writing in and providing this update on your idea to establish this connector. I’ve filed CAF 11683, relaying your request for both an update to you, and a City staff update-post to the Speakup board with the latest thinking on this idea. Please let me know, when you hear back, if the answer is satisfactory to you. Best wishes, Catherine Van Arnam, PT District Coordinator Councilmember Ellen Troxclair, District 8 Austin City Hall, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767 (512) 978-2108

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Citizen Assistance Form CAF 11683 – Trans Email Response September 25, 2017

Citizen: Fred Abounder

Dear Mr. Abounder,

Thank you for contacting Council Member Troxclair regarding the suggestion of a future connection of Industrial Oaks from US 290 to Southwest Parkway. On behalf of Council Member Troxclair, please allow me to respond.

As discussed last year on the SpeakUpAustin forum, Austin Transportation Department (ATD) staff are currently engaged in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). The ASMP will update the City’s current transportation plan, the Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan (AMATP), including the roadway table that identifies future right-of-way needs and new roadway connections. The update process will follow the process identified in Section 1.3.3 of the Transportation Criteria Manual: Amendments to the AMATP. The adoption process for the ASMP is planned to begin in the summer of 2018.

The connection of Industrial Oaks between US 290 and Southwest Parkway is one of several potential connections that are being evaluated as part of the ASMP. If this project is included in the ASMP when adopted by Council, there will be significant cost and environmental issues to be further vetted. There is still time for public input into the ASMP. Please follow AustinTexas.gov/ASMP for updates on how you can participate and where we are in the process.

In the interim, ATD staff cannot undertake further study of this connection until it is in an adopted transportation plan. The City of Austin does not own the right-of-way, nor have funding identified to study or implement this connection.

We appreciate your taking the time to contact the City of Austin with your suggestions to improve mobility in the City of Austin. Should you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Martin, ATD South Area Engineer, at (512) 974-7105 or anna.martin@austintexas.gov..

Sincerely,

Eric Bollich, P.E., PTOE Managing Engineer - Austin Transportation Department City of Austin

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