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Programs

Congested Corridors and Intersections

This program addresses congestion on County roads by identifying problems and implementing improvements. Solutions may include signal timing, turn lanes, and transportation demand management.

High Collision Locations

This ongoing program identifies the 10 high collision locations on County roads. It evaluates both short-term and long-term improvements to those locations.

Active Transportation

This program identifies, prioritizes, and builds bicycle, pedestrian, and trail improvements on and off County roads.

Sidewalk Improvement and Pedestrian Safety

This program keeps our sidewalk inventory current and dedicates money for sidewalk repairs, gap completion, and new sidewalks built as part of road projects. The program evaluates the County's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to identify and implement needed improvements.

Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement

Travis County maintains nearly 200 bridges. This program prioritizes improvements based on bridge condition and uses both County and State funds to make those improvements.

Low Water Crossing Improvement

This program prioritizes and funds projects at our low water crossings based on how often they close, how much traffic they get, and the impact to access for emergency vehicles. The program evaluates installing gates at frequently flooded locations and improving notifications for closures.

Innovative Technology

The Blueprint includes strategies to incorporate emerging technology into the County's transportation planning.

  • Stay current with developing technologies and road design considerations
  • Participate in regional and state new technology initiatives
  • Incorporate electric vehicles in the County fleet
  • Install electric charging infrastructure at County facilities
  • Design roads to accomodate new technologies

Travis County Commute Connections

Travis County has a Commute Connections program that offers County employees incentives to use and record sustainable commutes (e.g., using public transit, teleworking, walking).

Transit Development Plan

We partner with providers to fund transit solutions for residents who live outside of Capital Metro and Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) service areas. Example include:

  • On-demand pick-up service
  • MetroRideShare and community-based sharing programs
  • Extensions of existing Capital Metro routes

Studies

Evacuation Stress Test Modeling

We are modeling and analyzing four conceptual scenarios to estimate evacuation times and to identify potential problems in the transportation network.

Pavement Analysis

Because of shrinking and swelling clay soils in eastern Travis County, we are evaluating alternative paving and roadbed treatments to improve durability and reduce long-term maintenance cost.

Hamilton Pool Road/Pedernales River Crossing Feasibility Study

Hamiliton Pool Road, with its switchback curves and its low-lying bridge at the Pedernales River, is the site of many crashes and truck overturns. This feasibility study will examine options that preserve the crossing and switchback area for bicycle and pedestrian use, while providing safe travel route.

Note: This is for a study only. The crossing will not change at this time.

Western Travis County Colorado River/Lake Crossing Feasibility Study

The purpose of this engineering study is to determine if there are feasible locations west of Loop 360 for vehicular crossing of the Colorado River/Lake Travis. If viable locations are identified, the study will provide cost estimates and recommendations.

Note: This is for a study only.

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