City hosts virtual Austin Avenue Bridges Project open house

The City of Georgetown will share an online recorded presentation about proposed improvements to Austin Avenue from Second to Morrow streets on May 20. This recorded presentation will give the public the opportunity to learn more about the proposed improvements and give input on the Austin Avenue plans.

Recorded Presentation Details

A video presentation will be available, along with the project rendering and schematic, at austinave.georgetown.org.

The public may submit written comments regarding the proposed improvements by June 12. Any comments can be mailed to the Austin Avenue Bridges Project at P.O. Box 409, Georgetown, TX 78627, or emailed to austinave@georgetown.org.

The proposed improvements for Austin Avenue include rehabilitating the existing bridges and maintaining the railings, constructing a new 10-foot pedestrian bridge to the east and a six-foot sidewalk on the west side of Austin Avenue at the San Gabriel Village Boulevard and Second Street intersections.

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 their design process.

Since the project began in 2016, there have been four public meetings with significant public input and five types of alternatives evaluated.

  1. No build;
  2. Build on a new location;
  3. Rehabilitation with a pedestrian bridge;
  4. Rehabilitation with widening;
  5. Full replacement options.

For more information on the project, visit austinave.georgetown.org.

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