03.11.09

Commissioners seek input on county transportation plan

Posted in Commissioners Court, Good Stuff, Precinct 1, Precinct 2, Precinct 3, Precinct 4, Road Issues, Transportation, Uncategorized, Williamson County at 2:46 pm by wcnews

Here’s your chance to discuss and give guidance to your elected officials about the future of transportation in Williamson County.

Open Houses planned for updated Transportation Plan.

Williamson County will hold several open houses to get public input on its updated transportation master plan. The County is seeking feedback on what roads should be built or improved over the next twenty-five years, as well as various transit options, to help address expected growth; it is this plan that guides these future capital improvements. The engineering firm URS was hired to manage and develop the plan for the County, working in close collaboration with each of the cities in the County. A draft plan will be available for the public to review at the end of March.

Williamson County Commissioner Valerie Covey, Precinct 3, will hold an open house on Tuesday March 24, at the Central Maintenance Facility, 3151 S. E. Inner Loop, 6 to 8 p.m. Commissioner Cynthia Long, Precinct 2, will hold on one Thursday, March 26, at the LISD LEO Center, 300 S. West Drive, in Leander, 6 to 8 p.m. Commissioner Ron Morrison, Precinct 4, will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 31, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Taylor Public Library Meeting Room 801 Vance Street, in Taylor. Commissioner Lisa Birkman, Precinct 1, will hold a presentation for the Round Rock City Council, Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. and will hold an open house Monday, March 30, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rattan Creek Community Center, 7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, in Austin. A county-wide open house will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2 to 8 p.m., in the Commissioners Courtroom in the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown.

Information on the plan also will be available on the county’s website at www.wilco.org. Comments can be sent to roads@wilco.org or call 943-1195.

While we often criticize, and rightfully so, our local elected officials for doing things out of sight and not seeking citizen input. We should also show up and give them our input, if possible, when they ask for it.

1 Comment »

  1. Eye on Williamson » The future of transportation in Williamson County said,

    March 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

    [...] weeks ago EOW posted on the upcoming series of “Open Houses” planned by the county commissioners seeking input on their 25 year transportation plan.  Please [...]

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