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TxDOT working on new alternative concept for Oak Hill Parkway project

September 12, 2013

AUSTIN – TxDOT is developing a new alternative concept for the Oak Hill Parkway project. The concept is being constructed through meetings with core members of Fix 290, a grassroots community coalition proposing an environmentally responsible alternative with a minimal concrete footprint.

In a recent press release, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) community outreach manager Melissa Hurst said the finalized concept will be presented along with the other alternatives during an open house in the fall.

Fix 290 member Carol Cespedes said the meetings were a collaborative effort between Fix 290 and TxDOT engineers rather than a Fix 290 plan.

“In each of these meetings there were suggestions provided by our group and solutions by TxDOT engineers,” Cespedes said. “It was tremendous. It was like a whole new world. We were very optimistic.”

Cespedes said Fix 290 submitted additional ideas, suggestions and approvals to TxDOT following their August meeting and is currently waiting on a new draft and drawing of the concept from TxDOT engineers.

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