review the speed limits, traffic lights, and overall safety of HWY 290 between the "Y" at Oak Hill and Dripping Springs

review the speed limits, traffic lights, and overall safety of HWY 290 between the "Y" at Oak Hill and Dripping Springs

    1. Stacey Napier
    2. Petition by

      Stacey Napier

      Dripping Springs, TX

According to TxDOT data, there have been 170 crashes along this portion of Hwy 290 since 2012, including 70 crashes so far in 2013.  There have been at least two crashes that have resulted in multiple fatalities.  As concerned citizens who drive these roads each day, we urge TxDOT to institute a full review of this portion of the highway so that our families will be as safe as possible as we travel to and from Austin. 

As a mother of two who commutes into Austin each day, I felt it was important to get some answers ~ our community is growing every day and I think this problem will only get worse unless changes are made to address traffic and speeds on 290.

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review the speed limits, traffic lights, and overall safety of HWY 290 between the "Y" at Oak Hill and Dripping Springs

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    • Lottie Mikell-Harris DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      My Daughter-in-Law and four Grand kids takes this route to and from Austin everyday. They are always on my mind and in my prayers that they are safe. My thanks to God. Blessings...

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    • Val Lang AUSTIN, TX
      • 5 months ago

      I drive up and down 290 four times a day. I have seen at least 6 SERIOUS crashes, one I know personally. I always feel unsafe near the Circle Drive intersection. There are many blind spots.

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    • crystal conder AUSTIN, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Concern for the safety of my sons, husband and self. My son was on the scene of an accident last month at the Circle intersection that required a helicopter for injuries.

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    • Robert Carr AUSTIN, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Too much traffic

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    • Byron & Beth Freeby AUSTIN, TX
      • 5 months ago

      The corner of Derecho & 290 angles too far to the right and traffic coming from Dripping has to come to a stop to make the turn. Also ALL of the lights through this area give too much time to side traffic making 290 back up for miles. We are retired and travel through the Y interesection several different times during a week so have had ample opportunity to observe the traffic always stopped for a long way on 290 while side traffic is minimal.

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