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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About Us

Fix290 is a group of dedicated residents, business-owners and other concerned citizens.

Mary M Anderson

Steve Beers

Pat Boyt

Semi-retired rice farmer, rancher and investor; currently the crossing guard at Nan Clayton Elementary, OHAN director, Scenic Brook NA director, volunteer for the Blanton Museum and Food Bank of University Presbyterian Church, active Democrat. I have owned land in this area since 1976 and lived here since 2002. BS in Civil Engineering, UT Austin, 1963, but I never practiced

Nina Butts

Teaches English at Austin Community College and has been involved in Texas politics since she was in the fifth grade, which was a long time ago.

Benny Cespedes

Carol Cespedes, Spokesperson and Moderator:

President, South Windmill Run Assocation, Member Oak Hill Business and Professional Association, Austin Sierra Club, Save Barton Creek Association. Owner and President, Halintours, Inc., an independent tour operator specializing in responsible travel to Latin America.

Colin Clark

Communications Director for Save Our Springs Alliance and a native Austinite.

Karyn DuBose

Dan Gildor

Kevin Gray

Beki Halpin

Homeschool parent, active in homeschool community. Member of Scenic Brook Neighborhood Association and 20 year resident of Oak Hill.

Elizabeth McGreevy Seiler

Elizabeth holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M. Notable projects with J. Robert Anderson FASLA include the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center landscape design, the Fort Hood Military housing, parks and trails system upgrade, the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge interpretive trails and teaching centers, and the Shops of La Cantera in San Antonio. She is writing a book on the Ashe juniper (cedar tree) and provides lectures on native plants and habitats.

Bruce Melton. P.E., Civil Engineering Consultant and Environmental Specialist:

President, Melton Engineering Services Austin. Mr. Melton, a 1983 Texas A&M graduate, has a broad background in civil engineering, land planning and development, storm water quality research and other environmental issues including endangered species. His portfolio includes numerous projects where TxDOT played a significant role such as the RM 620 bridge over Lake Austin at Mansfield Dam where Mr. Melton was in charge of stormwater runoff treatment as an employee of the LCRA Environmental Protection Program.

Susan Pantell

Karon Rilling

Susan Steeg

D. Le Thayer

Member of the South Windmill Run Neighborhood Association. Austin resident since 1994. Worked for many years in IT for educational non-profits. Currently attending law school, specializing in mediation and arbitration.

Tom Thayer

Board member of South Windmill Run Neighborhood Association and works at Stormwater Research Group in Oak Hill.

Kathi Thomas, former (and probably future) candidate for SD 25 State Senate:

Active in social justice issues, primarily through church; Legislative Action chair, Dripping Springs Elementary PTA; all around volunteer; former resident of Westcreek, now lives in northwest Hays County, just off of Hwy 290W.;adoption advocate; Owner & President, event planning & design company

Alan Watts, Software Developer and Designer:

Owner of datax.com, software and web development solutions. Oak Hill resident for 15 years.


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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