june, 2016

23jun6:00 am8:00 pmAustin - Oak Hill Parkway Project Environmental Workshop

Event Details

Oak Hill Pkwy Proj

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority would like to welcome the community to join us at an Environmental Workshop to explore the science behind the Oak Hill Parkway environmental study. In addition, we’d like you to participate in a discussion prioritizing landscaping components including types of trees to be planted, bike and pedestrian amenities, creek enhancements, hardscapes, and areas for wildflowers and native grasses, etc.

Join us this Thursday, June 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall (7815 Hwy. 290 W., Austin, TX  78736). The goal of this community workshop is to update the community on the research that has informed the project over the last eight months. Attendees will hear about the biology, history, archeology, geology and other work that is being conducted. This data will help determine a possible preferred alternative to move forward.

We have heard from the community that the natural environment is important to you, especially trees, wildflowers and native grasses. We have also heard that bicycle and pedestrian facilities with enhancements would also be beneficial to the area. Others have shared an interest in defining the Oak Hill community through signage or other aesthetic features and asked the project team to possibly include them in the project design. Through an interactive aesthetics priorities exercise, we will be asking for your priorities regarding these items as well as aesthetics, landscaping, tree plantings, tree relocation, and other elements.

Information provided at the workshop, as well as the interactive exercise, will be available online at www.OakHillParkway.com by the afternoon of June 23.  And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us online.

YOU ARE SHAPING OAK HILL PARKWAY

Your participation at this workshop helps us improve long-term mobility by identifying a solution that not only addresses traffic congestion, but honors the heritage of Oak Hill, respects the environment and adds value to the Oak Hill community.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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