Road-building is topic of the day

June 18, 2015

“There are no silver bullets for this god-awful traffic,” Precinct 3 County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty began his recent transportation update.

He told a capacity crowd at the June 4 Oak Hill Business and Professional Association (OHBPA) monthly luncheon: “There are not enough people who will do anything other than drive their single-occupancy vehicles for any mass transit solutions to make a bit of difference on our overcrowded roads,” he said, while pointing out that by increasing the capacity of our roads, it also helps Cap Metro’s bus system move people around the city faster.

Daugherty then laid out the current status and projected timelines of road projects affecting Southwest Austin including SH 45SW, Hwy 290/71 and MoPac South.

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