The City of Georgetown is proposing three sidewalk projects for consideration for federal funding through the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. An open house meeting on September 17 will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about, and provide input on, the three Georgetown sidewalk projects, as well as other proposed projects in the CAMPO region. The open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street.
The three sidewalks considered include segments 1) along Austin Avenue from Leander Road to University Avenue, 2) along Sixth Street and Seventh Street from Myrtle Street to Maple Street, and 3) along the Interstate 35 southbound frontage road from Leander Road to University Avenue.
Project selection criteria does not specifically award points based on public input, however, public comment will be presented to the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board during their project award meeting on October 12.
Federal funding for these three sidewalk projects fits with the process envisioned in the City’s Sidewalk Master Plan, which was adopted last year. If awarded, these CAMPO funds would be used to expand the 10-year priority project list and add to those sidewalk projects funded via the transportation bonds approved by Georgetown voters in May. To view the interactive Sidewalk Master Plan as well as nominate sidewalk network issues in Georgetown city limits, please visit SidewalksAndFacilities.Georgetown.org.