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

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)

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

Traffic Committee, January 15

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
Location: Chip Rosenthal’s house, 8313 Franwood Ln.

The NSCNA Traffic Committee will meet this Sunday to discuss the new Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) program. The objective is to select neighborhood areas that are good candidates for traffic calming, and identify neighbors who might serve as contacts for projects on their street.

If you can, please review information on the LATM program in advance: More

From The President: Reconsidering the Sidewalk Repair Project

Dear Neighbors,

Just over a year ago (October 19, 2010), our association passed a resolution to submit an application to the City of Austin Neighborhood Partner Program for sidewalk repair in our neighborhood, and to allocate up to $20,000 of our funds for this project.

Over the past year, the NSCNA Board of Directors has followed that directive. We’ve asked our Traffic Committee to prepare a prioritized list of locations and obtain cost estimates from the city. At our general … Read More

TxDOT: Flyover to Close Friday Night

Thanks to Carol on Thrushwood for bringing this news to our attention.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will shut down the northbound US 183 to southbound Loop 1 direct connector ramp beginning at 9:00 PM Friday. The closure will allow crews to make repairs to sections of the structure that was damaged when a tanker truck overturned and burned last October. The accident resulted in superficial damage and did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.

An innovative … Read More

Traffic Committee Meeting, May 18

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 8009 Rockwood Lane

The NSCNA Traffic Committee will be meeting to walk a few streets that might be in need of sidewalk repair, and to discuss the recommendations for sidewalk repair as part of the NPP Program application.

For more information, email Traffic Committee chair Jon Menegay at TrafficChair [at] nscna [dot] org or call him at 751-0520.… Read More

NPP Special Committee Meeting, August 8

Date: Sunday, August 8
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Location: Village Christian Apartments Activity Room, 7925 Rockwood Lane (directions)

The NPP Special Committee is considering a proposal for NSCNA to submit an application for the City of Austin Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP). Under the NPP, the neighborhood would offer to share the cost of a neighborhood improvement project. The project under consideration is sidewalk improvements and repairs.

The mission of this committee is to make a recommendation on … Read More

MoPac Short-Term and Long-Term Changes

Work on MoPac Boulevard, which stalled about four years back, is about to start again. The immediate plan is to resurface the road between downtown and RM 2222, which will result in some noise reduction. A lane also will be added on the northbound side crossing the river, easing congestion on the bridge.

Longer term, a fourth “managed” lane will be added in each direction, stretching from Parmer Lane to downtown. Those lanes, which could be open as soon as … Read More