On Tuesday, May 15, 2007, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting to provide information on proposed improvements to the RM 620 corridor between North SH 45 and IH 35.
The public meeting will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the Round Rock High School cafeteria, located at 300 Lake Creek Drive; Round Rock, Texas 78681. The public meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will consist of an Open House from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a study overview presentation from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and a Public Comment Session/Open House from 7:30 p.m. until everyone who has signed up to speak has had that opportunity. Participants will be able to provide their feedback at each of the Open House stations as well as during the Public Comment Session. Written feedback is also welcomed in the form of comment cards that will be distributed during the public meeting, statements provided to court reporters at the meeting, or by mail (for an address, please see below).
The proposed project area is located within the City of Round Rock and Williamson County. In addition to the no-build alternative, the proposed RM 620 project currently includes two corridor alignment alternatives. The first alternative would be to improve approximately 4.2 miles of RM 620 between SH 45 and IH 35 along existing alignment; and the second alternative would be to improve RM 620 along existing alignment between SH 45 and Deep Wood Drive and consider a new location alignment between the existing RM 620 at Deep Wood Drive and IH 35 at its intersection with US 79.
The purpose of these improvement alternatives is to provide additional capacity, improved mobility, and enhanced safety along the existing RM 620. The purpose of the public meeting is to receive comments on the alternatives developed to date as well as to receive comments on other alternatives.
Design alternatives for this project would include a possible conversion of the existing RM 620 to an arterial facility with grade separations at major crossings. Another proposed design alternative would include the conversion of the existing RM 620 to 6-lanes with a raised median from SH 45 to Deep Wood Drive. It would be determined during the corridor study if improvements between Deep Wood and IH 35 would be considered under this alternative; however, a grade separation over the Georgetown Rail Road will be considered.
An additional build alternative to be studied is on a new location beginning east of Deep Wood Drive, extending over Brushy Creek and the Georgetown Railroad and providing a connection to both IH 35 and US 79.
At this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to learn more about and comment on the study’s purpose and need, identified environmental constraints, and a preliminary list of alternatives. Maps and other drawings will be available for viewing as well.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the public meeting. The public meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids, or translation services are requested to contact Elaine Brown at (512) 467-1136 at least five (5) business days prior to the public meeting. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs.
Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this study are requested. Comments may be presented during or after the public meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the study team at: 3200 Steck Avenue, Suite 220; Austin, Texas 78757, or faxed to 512-371-1137. Comments must be received no later than 10 days following the public meeting to be included in the public meeting record. The deadline for submitted comments is May 25, 2007.