City hosts Austin Avenue Bridges Project open house (postponed)
Update, March 15: This open house has been postponed due to concerns about Coronavirus in the region.
The City of Georgetown will host a final open house to present proposed improvements to Austin Avenue from Second to Morrow streets from 4-7 p.m. March 26 at Georgetown City Hall.
This open house will give the public the opportunity to visit with project team members, review design schematics and a rendering and give input on the Austin Avenue plans.
Open House details
4- 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 26
Georgetown City Hall
808 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Project materials are available online now as a Virtual Open House at austinave.georgetown.org.
The public may submit comments regarding the proposed improvements in writing by April 12. Comments can be mailed to the Austin Avenue Bridges Project at P.O. Box 409, Georgetown, TX 78627, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposed improvements for Austin Avenue include rehabilitating the existing bridges and maintaining the railings, constructing a new pedestrian bridge to the east, and constructing sidewalks on the east and west sides of the bridge at the San Gabriel Village Boulevard and Second Street intersections. A 10-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the east side of Austin Avenue, and a 6-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the west side of Austin Avenue.
The City has been studying and planning for potential improvements to Austin Avenue since 2016 and has followed the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act through its design process.
Since the project began in 2016, the City received significant public input during four public meetings and evaluated five alternatives:
- No build option;
- Build on a new location;
- Rehabilitation with a pedestrian bridge;
- Rehabilitation with widening; and
- Full replacement options.
For more information on the project, visit austinave.georgetown.org.