Please note:September 7, 2014 - We have a couple of years of updates being loaded up. Learn all about the latest on the parkway, TxDOT's version (Alternative F), a new FAQ page, and the Austin City Council Resolution calling for TxDOT and CTRMA to evaluate a parkway alternative fairly, according to NEPA law, and more. Check back next week!

Breaking News:August 28, 2014 - Austin City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Parkway Design!
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TxDOT Plan


TxDOT plans to expand U.S. 290 and Highway 71 through the “Y” in Oak Hill in Southwest Austin with toll road overpasses 50 feet above the ground. This is TxDOT’s tolled, 12-lane expansion plan.

Because of its size and scope, this plan continues to be delayed. Click here to see the reasons for the delay.

TxDOT's vision

TxDOT’s plan calls for the removal of Williamson Creek for more than 1-mile. This riparian environment crosses over the Edwards Recharge zone a few hundred feet downstream.


3d view

TxDOT 3-D Animation Movie:

TxDOT produced a 3-D fly around animation movie as part of its May 2-3, 2006 open house presentation. The Fix290 Coalition was able to obtain the TxDOT fly around animation movie through the Freedom of Information Act, and we are pleased to be able to present to you TxDOT’s own vision of what the Hwy 290/71 interchange would look like under TxDOT’s plan.

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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.

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