Past Events

Public input is a critical element of the environmental study process. Over the course of the MoPac South Environmental Study, the study team will conduct open houses, publish E-newsletters, visit neighborhood groups and other stakeholders, and keep the media informed.

The study team discussed various alternatives with the public and gather feedback. This input was combined with technical analyses to identify the best options for meeting the project's purpose and need. Those options were then subject to additional public review, ultimately leading to the recommendation of the Express Lane(s) Alternative by the Mobility Authority and TxDOT.

Throughout the process, the study team provided the public with detailed information about each alternative, including potential social, economic and environmental impacts and any potential mitigation measures. All formal public input received during the study will be incorporated into the final environmental study document that is submitted to the TxDOT. 

You can check out below the materials we've provided during previous Open Houses and events. There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.

We welcome your questions about the MoPac South Environmental Study. Please feel free to contact us by telephone at (512) 996-9778 or send us a message electronically.

The Mobility Authority has made a commitment to advertise any public Open Houses or Public Hearings at least 30 days in advance through advertising in major area publications, through the study's Twitter, and through the project website and newsletter

MOPAC SOUTH - Public Involvement Events

11/10/2015              

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
11/10/2015
3-7pm
Open House

 

Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Road

Level 2, Meeting Rooms 1-5

See Below

11/10 Open House Materials for Download:

Reports

General materials

One Express Lane + Downtown Direct Connection

Informational Video and Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

Two Express lanes + downtown direct connection

Informational Video and Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

two express lanes + elevated ramps near barton skyway

Informational Video and Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

one express lane without downtown direct connection

Informational Video and Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

two express lanes without downtown direct connection

Informational Video and Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

city of austin proposal

Configuration Fact Sheet

Configuration Renderings

travel time data

VISSIM Models

VISSIM modeling allows us to visualize how changes in the roadway network could impact traffic within the network. Watch the video below to learn more about how the Express Lanes operational configurations described above could impact travel times and traffic patterns on MoPac, and downtown Austin.

Downtown Traffic Impacts

The Mobility Authority contacted the University of Texas Center for Transportation Research (CTR) to provide data that would help us understand how the addition of Express Lanes on MoPac, in several of the six configurations currently being considered, could impact travel times on the street network within downtown Austin. CTR conducted an independent analysis of these impacts through a local dynamic traffic assignment, or DTA, study. Learn more about the results of this study through our video interview with Jennifer Duthie, Ph.D., Director of the Network Modeling Center at CTR.

2/26/2015

At the February 26th MoPac South Open House, attendees were able to review and comment on proposed mobility improvements, and discuss the collaborative approach to design and engineering known as Context Sensitive Solutions. Approximately 115 members of the public attended.                 

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
2/26/2015
4:30-7:30pm
Open House

Hill Country Middle School (cafeteria)

1300 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Austin, TX 78746

See Below

2/26 Open House Materials for Download:

Reports

Conceptual Layouts

Conceptual layouts are engineering documents designed to provide more detail on proposed improvements identified by the MoPac South Environmental Study. You can use these documents to identify places you visit often, learn more about proposed entrance and exit ramps, and find your commonly utilized routes.

Display Boards and Handouts

2/17/2015

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 a Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop was held to inform and seek feedback on the Mobility Authority’s current and proposed investment in bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Team members from the four projects currently under study – 183 North Mobility Project, MoPac South, MoPac Intersections and the Oak Hill Parkway Project were on hand to explain the proposed improvements and record input.  The event was attended by 17 individuals from 6 different organizations representing the bicycle and pedestrian community.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads

2/17/2015

1:30-3:30pm

Workshop

Mobility Authority

3300 N IH-35

Suite 300

Austin, TX 78705

See Below

2/17 Workshop Materials for Download:

Reports

Display Boards and Handouts 

4/29/2014

At the  April 29th MoPac South Open House, attendees were able to review the purpose and need for improvements, the range of alternatives, other potential corridor enhancements, and provide feedback. Over 120 members of the public attended. 

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
4/29/2014
3:30-7 pm
Open House

Barton Creek Square Mall

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, Texas

*First floor near JC Penney, Starbucks and AMC Theater

See Below

4/29 Open House Materials for Download:

Reports

Display Boards and Handouts

11/7/2013

At the November 7th MoPac South Open House, attendees were able to review the purpose of and need for improvements, the range of alternatives, other potential corridor enhancements, and provide feedback. Over 110 members of the public attended.

Date/Time Meeting Location Downloads
11/7/2013
5-8 pm
Open House

James Bowie High School
4103 Slaughter Lane, Austin, Texas

See Below

11/7 Open House Materials for download:

Reports

Display Boards and Handouts

Please note, due to the large file size, download times on some of these items could vary. If you have any technical difficulty downloading these exhibits, please email us and select “general inquiry” or call 512-996-9778.

“The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.”

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