There are three major road construction projects scheduled for our area. Preliminary work has already started on two of them with heavier work scheduled for the last half of this year. 1. As was mentioned in a recent NWACA Notes posting, the actual construction on widening Spicewood Springs Road is forecast to start this fall and...Read more
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
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...
The NWACA neighborhood participated in a survey of traffic issues during the month of May. Results of that survey are in the attached report. Highlights:Read more
- a majority of respondents are seeing dangerous traffic behaviors
- speeding is the most predominant problem, with drivers unable to use 4-way stops the second
- Far West and Mesa is considered the most...
There have been questions raised about how to navigate right turns when the street has a bike lane, and perhaps a parking lane as well. A check with the City of Austin revealed the following information. Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.101 (http://law.onecle.com/texas/transportation/545.101.00.html) requires that motor vehicle operators make right turns from as close to the...Read more
During 2011, the Transportation Committee worked with the Austin Police Department and the Austin Transportation Department to conduct volume and speed studies on busy streets in NWACA. Below is data from those studies.
The Austin Police Department completed a Stealth Box Study of traffic on Greystone Drive (4200 block between Mesa and West Rim) on December 2-3, 2010. The speed limit is 30 mph, but 46% of drivers were speeding over 30 mph and of them, 13% over 35 mph with speeds up to 50 mph! 9-10 am...Read more