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Fix290 Presents Design at July 31st Forum

July 30th, 2007

Join us for a Fix290 Forum at 7 PM, Tuesday evening, July 31, at the ACC Pinnacle Campus as Bruce Melton, our civil engineer, explains drawings of the Fix290 parkway and how it stacks up with other proposed designs.

TxDOT has at long last produced a design based on the Fix290 Concept. Granted that it is in competition with 4 or 5 other TxDOT designs for Highway 290/71 W, but it is more than we have ever had before.

Bruce is about to leave on an expedition to the Greenland ice cap, but he promises first to give us the design presentation and answer questions.

Timing is critical because this highway project is scheduled for a vote in October and an changes to the plan should be submitted by Friday, August 3. (We’ll explain all this as well.)

See you all Tuesday evening at ACC, Room 108!

Saturday Fix290 Mediation

July 5th, 2007

The second mediation meeting will be this coming Saturday, July 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will again take place at the University of Texas Law School in the Sheffield Room (Townes Hall 2.111). Free street parking is available on Robert Dedman Drive and on Trinity.

A visitor parking map can be found at Some spaces around the Law School are reserved at all times, so please be careful not to park in those. A map of the second (main) floor of the Law School can be found at

June 26th Fix290 Meeting

June 22nd, 2007

Will Oak Hill be divided by an elevated toll road? Cities across the country are tearing down ugly gray elevated highways that divide and blight neighborhoods. Why should we build one through Oak Hill?

TxDOT is about to reveal its new designs and Oak Hill needs to be ready. This is the time to join together in our fight for a parkway!

Attend our meeting for Oak Hill supporters of the Fix290 movement and help us organize for the campaign ahead.

Fix290 Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 PM
ACC Pinnacle Campus
Student Commons Room

Mark your calendar now!

Keep Oak Hill green, not gray!

April 5th Fix290 Public Forum with Special Guest The Hon. Gerald Daugherty

March 4th, 2007

Please join us April 5th for the Fix290 Public Forum. Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty will be our special guest, answering questions on the future of the highway for Oak Hill.

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Quick Downloads

Austin City Council Parkway Resolution : A parkway should be given "full and fair consideration".

Fix 290 Poll : 82% of Southwest Austin residents prefer the parkway.

Fix 290 Noise Report : A parkway will produce 50% LESS noise than TxDOT's elevated design.

Fix 290 Cost Estimate : A parkway would cost about half as much as TxDOT’s latest designs.

Fix 290 Report : Highlights the problems with TxDOT’s plan for the project.