Tag Archives: SH45SW

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council members still skeptical about SH45 SW

City Council members raised several questions during Tuesday’s work session about the effectiveness and environmental sensitivity of the Texas Department of Transportation’s recommended route for State Highway 45 Southwest.The conversation took place as part of a joint briefing by the…

Friday, August 15, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Few changes as aquifer board OKs SH45 SW comments

The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District board approved its staff’s written comments on the State Highway 45 Southwest draft Environmental Impact Statement on Tuesday night amid heated discussion over the district’s role in future iterations of the project.Though the…

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Jo Clifton

TxDOT won’t withdraw draft of SH45 SW environmental study

The Texas Department of Transportation has refused to suspend or withdraw the draft environmental impact statement, called an EIS, for the roadway design of SH45 Southwest, as requested by Austin City Manager Marc Ott July 23.In addition, TxDOT has declined…

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 10

Shady Hollow resident and SH-45 proponent Pam Baggett and Democratic Travis County Pct. 2 Commissioner nominee Brigid Shea join the Monitor‘s Mike Kanin to talk SH45SW.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Supporters jam hearing on SH45 SW environmental impact statement

Supporters of the State Highway 45 Southwest toll road project showed up in the of hundreds Tuesday night at a Texas Department of Transportation public hearing on the project’s draft environmental impact statement.While vocal opponents of the project – including…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Aquifer district staff critical of SH45 SW environmental study

The staff of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is expressing strong doubts about the science and data behind a proposed environmental impact statement for State Highway 45 Southwest. In their review, district staff calls the information in the…

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Jo Clifton

City asks TxDOT to stop SH45SW environmental impact statement

City Manager Marc Ott has asked the Texas Department of Transportation to withdraw its current draft environmental impact statement of State Highway 45 Southwest and suspend its technical review.In making the request, Ott cited three “pending critical environmental studies,” which…

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Leffingwell clashes with Morrison, Tovo on his position on SH45 SW

A testy exchange between Mayor Lee Leffingwell and several members at Tuesday’s Austin City Council work session put deep divisions about the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest on full display.   Leffingwell found himself in the hot seat when colleagues…

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Riley, Cole continue to oppose SH45 SW in CAMPO’s 2040 Plan

Austin Council Member Chris Riley and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole voiced continued opposition to State Highway 45 Southwest toll road project at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board meeting Monday. Riley and Cole opposed including SH45…

Monday, June 2, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Hays County Commissioner says plans for SH 45 SW ‘done deal’

Construction on the estimated $100 million State Highway 45 Southwest toll road connecting northern Hays County to southwest Austin is expected early next year. “It’s been in the works for 26 years now,” Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones…

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Jenny Blair

CAMPO ponders some 800 projects for 2040 Transportation Plan

A massive list of proposed transportation projects filled out a packed agenda at Monday night’s meeting of theCapital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board.   More than 800 proposed transportation projects for the region filled 36 pages of the…

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Critics say taxpayers, not drivers will have to pay for SH45 SW

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority says a preliminary Traffic and Revenue Forecast for the planned State Highway 45 Southwest it released recently will stand as the final report, showing that the road project is financially feasible. But critics of…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

SH45 SW opponents say roadway would cause damage to aquifer

State officials expect to have an environmental impact study of the proposed four-lane State Highway 45 Southwest ready for public review within the next two months. Challengers of the toll road plan say it would expose the Barton Springs zone…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis Commissioners vote to spend $15 million on SH45 SW

The Travis County Commissioners Court approved spending $15 million in county funds Tuesday toward a plan to extend the southwest portion of State Highway 45 from the end of MoPac Boulevard to FM 1626. The vote fulfilled Travis County’s part…

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

SOS files criminal charge against Daugherty over SH45 SW information

Bill Bunch, executive director of the Save Our Springs Alliance, filed a criminal complaint Monday against Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty. The complaint signed by Bunch was filed on behalf of SOS with County Attorney David Escamilla.   SOS alleges…

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Battle over SH45SW features argument between Biscoe and Bunch

The never-ending case of SH 45 Southwest has dogged County Judge Sam Biscoe for the past 25 years of his public life. But at Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting – with his December retirement date in sight – the normally reserved…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

SH45 Southwest gaining steam with federal funding removal

The construction of State Highway 45 Southwest could come sooner rather than later, bypassing lengthy, stringent federal reviews, now that CAMPO, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, has stripped the $100 million project of federal funding. Without federal dollars, the…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners finally endorse SH45 SW

Many of the same Austinites made the same arguments they’ve made for decades, but this time, the result was different. At the behest of Pct. 3’s Gerald Daugherty, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday endorsed construction of the controversial…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Despite opposition, Daugherty aiming to get SH45SW back on track today

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty hopes to take a major step today to get his fellow Commissioners to endorse building the controversial SH45 Southwest roadway between South MoPac Boulevard and FM 1626. The roadway has been in the planning stages for…

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