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.
- 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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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|
|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|