Residents of the Buda area who tackle FM 1626 every day on the way to and from work in Austin will get their chance to tell the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) about their concerns Tuesday night.
TxDOT is conducting an environmental hearing as part of the planning process for improvements to FM 1626 from FM 967 to Bliss Spillar Road. The road is being widened to four lanes with a center turn lane after Hays County voters passed a $207 million road bond package in November 2008.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Elm Grove Elementary School just south of FM 967 on FM 1626. Following the 6 p.m. open house, TxDOT will give a presentation.
Supporters of the road improvements are asking for area residents to be at the meeting for at least a few minutes around 6:30 p.m. After the TxDOT presentation, Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) will ask TxDOT officials to expedite the project and adopt design recommendations from neighborhood workshops. Then, Barton will ask supporters to stand.
The project also includes landscaping, bridge improvements and water quality protections.Email | Print