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Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

The “School News” article on page 9 of our Fall/Sept. 2019 newsletter said that “One option being considered to solve the problem of morning and afternoon traffic jams on Crosscreek is to make Crosscreek one-way going east.” Pillow Elementary School principal Yvette Cardenas reports that is NOT an option Pillow is considering. The article also asked that feedback on the possibility be sent to safety [at] nscna [dot] org. The feedback we received was uniformly negative. To those who … Read More

UPDATE FOR ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

UPDATE FOR ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

The LATM project for the traffic circle at the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood Lane is now expected to be completed by the end of summer this year. This information has been received from Michael J. Gaudini, Policy Advisor for Council Member Leslie Pool.

The City of Austin Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is commonly referred to as Traffic Calming.… Read More

The Importance of Calling 311

The Importance of Calling 311

Austin’s 311 service is more than the non-emergency equivalent to 911. It’s also a convenient, single point of contact for all City of Austin departments. If you have questions, complaints, or compliments (yes, those too!) about City of Austin services, call 311.

All 311 service requests are logged into a database and tracked. Over the years, this database, which is named Socrata, has become a treasure trove of data which is mined by City administrators when budgeting, looking for patterns … Read More

UPDATE ON THE ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

UPDATE ON THE ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

Here’s some new information on the status of the roundabout or traffic circle planned for the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood. The information is from Michael Gaudini, Policy Advisor to Council Member Leslie Pool:

“… the plan and designs for the traffic circle are done and the project is in utility review (to ensure that construction doesn’t accidentally damage water, electric, or another utility in the area).

After that, the project will go through permitting (the big element here

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Northbound MOPAC LANE CLOSURE

Northbound MOPAC LANE CLOSURE

Northbound MoPac Aux lane between 35th and 45th Streets to close for 6 months

There will be a significant traffic change starting the weekend of April 8th.
The MoPac Improvement Project will need to close a portion of the auxiliary
lane on northbound MoPac between the 35th Street entrance ramp and the 45th
Street exit ramp. The closure will be in place for approximately 6 months
to allow the workers to remove a now abandoned City of Austin water line,… Read More

TRAFFIC CALMING ON ROCKWOOD LANE (revised)

TRAFFIC CALMING ON ROCKWOOD LANE (revised)

This from a communication from the office of City of Austin Transportation Department:

New traffic calming project installed in District 7

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) began installing speed mitigation devices on Rockwood Lane between Primrose Lane and Steck Avenue on Feb. 16, 2016. The project is part of the Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) program, a community-request driven program which aims to enhance safety by addressing a documented speeding issue on neighborhood roads.

Following approval of the Rockwood project

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PARTIAL STREET CLOSURES MARCH 30

PARTIAL STREET CLOSURES MARCH 30

Several neighborhood streets will be partially closed on Sunday, March 30, from about 2 AM until Noon for the Austin Colon Cancer Coalition Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk. The Run/Walk will begin and end at Austin Endoscopy Center, 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd. The route will be:
North on Shoal Creek Blvd to Crosscreek Drive,
Crosscreek Drive to Rockwood Lane,
Rockwood Lane to Burnet Road,
Burnet Road to Ashdale Drive,
Ashdale Drive to Rockwood Lane,
Rockwood Lane to Steck … Read More

Transportation Department Upcoming Events, Feb. 6-7

Transportation Department Upcoming Events, Feb. 6-7

The Austin Transportation Department is sponsoring several upcoming events to inform the public about mobility issues.

Great Transit for Great Cities: Lessons For Central Texas

Date: Monday, February 6, 2012
Time: 5 – 6:30PM
Location: City Council Chambers, Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St.

Learn form local and national transit leaders as they share success stories for rail and other transit services. CapMetro CEO Linda Watson hosts this high-level visit from the “Best in the West,” CEOs from Western … Read More

Speeding Mitigation (Traffic Calming)

Speeding Mitigation (Traffic Calming)

The City of Austin implemented a revised Local Area Traffic Management Program (LATM) effective January 1, 2012. Part of this program is speeding mitigation, commonly referred to as traffic calming. A person who submits a request for speeding mitigation must reside on the street requested, and also must carry out various responsibilities outlined in the request packet, including providing evidence of public support, including a petition signed by a representative of each residence on the street segment … Read More