Residents question TxDOT spending on I-35 and more Central Texas news

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

The Texas Department of Transportation is in the early stages of a project to address these congestion issues—one that will cost $4.9 billion and is set to add two managed lanes for public transit, emergency vehicles and carpools.

9 holiday events in Georgetown this December

Looking for something to get in the holiday spirit this December? Here are several events happening in Georgetown.



Hays County primed to become unique minigolf stronghold

Beginning in late January, Hays County will become home to three different establishments that will make it a prime destination for unique minigolf opportunities.

New retirement community Hacienda at Georgetown to bring 315 residential units

The Hacienda at Georgetown is a senior living community situated on over 13 acres near the south entrance to Sun City.

12 things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this December

Here are events, donation opportunities and holiday performances to attend in Cedar Park and Leander this December.

Ali Linan, Jack Flagler, Brian Rash and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.