Blog Category: Announcements and News

Holiday Decorations Winners

A big thanks to all who help light up the holidays within the NWACA boundaries. And an extra special thanks to three households, who went all out to generate smiles on the faces of kids from 2 to 92. After driving in a socially-distanced caravan on a cold December night, the NWACA holiday lights and...
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Project Connect (Prop A) Forum Recording Available

If you weren’t able to attend the Project Connect (Proposition A) Forum that was put on by NWACA and HPWBANA on October 12th, you an watch the recording here: Passcode: Dq4i?saz

A lot of good information was shared, as well as strong positions for and against Proposition A. ...
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Detailed FAQ on Public Safety

In early September, questions that were commonly heard in our neighborhood regarding policing and public safety were collected and sent to Councilmember Alter's office for answers. A brief version of the response by her office is published in the October issue of the NWACA Newsletter. The full response from April Brown, an aide to Councilmember Alter,...
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TXDOT Update on Loop 36 Plans – September 2020

On Oct. 6, TxDOT will host a virtual public hearing for the Loop 360 at Courtyard Drive/RM 2222 project. The Loop 360 Program proposes to add bridges at several intersections along the corridor to improve mobility and safety in the area. See details for the hearing. More information about the project and updates on the...
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Spicewood Springs Road Project Update

The Austin Transportation Department has provided an update on the Spicewood Springs Regional Mobility Project. The project has achieved a 60% design milestone on this planned schedule: To see the more detailed announcement, as well as diagrams of the planned roadway, go to Read more

Bull Creek District Park Construction Update

(From Austin Parks and Recreation Department) Construction at Bull Creek District Park began as scheduled mid-May 2020. Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2020, the two parking lots servicing Bull Creek District Park will be closed for approximately three weeks. The closure will help ensure the safety of all patrons while construction work is being performed in the...
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Austin Transportation Department – Speed Limit Changes

PSA from the Austin Transportation Department Reduced speed limits in Austin neighborhoods and for certain urban core streets were unanimously approved on June 11th by the Austin City Council to improve safety for all travelers. Data collected by Austin Transportation Department’s Vision Zero program shows that speeding is the primary contributing factor in one-quarter of traffic...
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2020 Fourth of July Parade Cancelled

It is with great regret, but also with commitment to public health and safety, that the Northwest Austin Civic Association (NWACA) announces the annual NWACA Fourth of July Parade and Freedom Festival are cancelled this year. We applied for, but were unable to obtain, a parade permit. Moreover, we couldn’t get a permit for...
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Celebrate with Doss 5th Graders-11 am. May 28

Doss 5th graders will be celebrating the last day of school with a neighborhood parade. A parade of cars, each featuring a fifth grader, will follow a route along neighborhood streets. The Good Times Austin Ice Cream Truck will follow behind the parade along the route. Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to line the...
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NWACA Board Election Underway

Following NWACA bylaws and procedures, our nominating committee brought a slate of candidates to the April board meeting for approval. The board thanks the Nominating Committee – Joanie Arrott, Louri O’Leary, Connie Lundgren, Ben Luckens, and Tom Coopwood for their hard work. The slate was unanimously approved. While In years past, NWACA has conducted elections via...
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Loop 360 Update – April 2020

A message from TXDOT: TxDOT was asked if they could add a dedicated right-turn lane for drivers headed from eastbound Bluffstone Drive to southbound Loop 360 (circled in blue on the graphic below). TxDOT has evaluated this request and has added an additional lane at this intersection. The additional lane will accommodate both right-turning as well...
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Loop 360 Updates for March 2020

TXDOT has provided an update for its plans for the changes being done on Loop 360. Project designs for changes to the intersection at Lakewood Drive/Spicewood Springs Road and the intersection at Courtyard Drive have been modified based on public input. See the March 2020 Loop 360 updates for diagrams and details....
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TXDOT Updates on I-35 Changes

PLAN UNVEILED TO FUND I-35 IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH DOWNTOWN AUSTIN The I-35 Capital Express Central project that would add two new non-tolled managed lanes in each direction on I-35 through downtown Austin could be fully funded under a plan unveiled at the February Texas Transportation Commission meeting. Under the proposed plan, an additional $3.4 billion would be...
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