Fix290 Concept

Fix290 is a grassroots movement based on a consensus regarding the best way to meet the transportation needs of Oak Hill and the surrounding region.

Fix290’s Goals:

    • Alleviate congestion while meeting traffic projections
    • Enhance community and business connectivity and cohesiveness
    • Save Williamson Creek and Oak Hill’s Great Oaks
    • Minimize cost and time to completion
    • Eliminate the need for tolls

The following model is one example of the Fix290 Parkway concept. Click on the images below to view them in detail.

Scenic Brook to ACC >>

ACC to William Cannon >>

William Cannon to start >>

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Oak Hill Parkway (Large)

The parkway concept has the advantage of keeping the main traffic lanes at grade level and eliminating the 50-foot flyover that TXDOT thinks they need to build at the Y. It would save millions of taxpayer dollars and completely eliminates the toll road.
Note that, while the parkway would be mostly at grade-level, that there would be overpasses and exits where needed at major intersections.
The Fix290 Concept costs less to build and has fewer environmental and social impacts all while alleviating congestion and still meeting traffic projections.

Comparison of TxDOT Plan versus Fix290 Alternative

TxDOT Plan Fix290 Alternative
12 lanes 6 lanes now, 8 lanes in the future
Tolls No tolls
Massive elevated sections of roadway On the ground construction
Excellent through capacity Excellent through capacity
Good local access Better local access
Devastates 1 mile of Williamson Creek Slightly modifies 2000 feet of creek
Negatively impacts water quality Makes water quality better than today
Irresponsibly spends money Uses resources responsibly

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Latest News

What’s All This Fuss About a Parkway?
By Carol Cespedes, Fix290 Coalition An expressway through Oak Hill? Sounds like a great idea, right? Residents of southwest ...
District 8 Forum on Wednesday, September 10
Plan now to turn out for the OHAN District 8 Candidates Forum to be held on Wednesday, September 10, ...
Austin City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Parkway Design
On August 28, 2014, The Austin City Council unanimously passed a resolution recommending "that a non-elevated and non- tolled “parkway” ...
Transportation Improvements in Oak Hill: A Busy Summer
By Bruce Melton, PE (Based on official comments to the NEPA process meeting of August 26, 2014 and delivered to TxDOT/CTRMA ...

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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.