The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the region’s transportation planning agency and responsible for distributing funding to regional projects, including for improving and building roads, adding pedestrian and bicycle connections, improving transit, and improving safety and operations of roadways.
Projects selected for funding will be included in CAMPO’s 2019-22 Transportation Improvement Program, a four-year program that lists all federally funded transportation projects in CAMPO’s six-county region of Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson. State-funded and regionally significant projects are also included in this program.
CAMPO staff received a total 140 project requests for funding, amounting to about $1.5 billion in funding needs, said Ryan Collins, CAMPO short-range planning manager at the Feb. 12 policy board meeting.
The largest requests were for $126.5 million and $106.1 million from Williamson County for new roadways in the eastern part of the county, but the average request was for about $8 million, Collins said.
Staffers have scored and ranked the projects and will present the final list to residents at a series of upcoming open house events as well as posting the list online. Scoring criteria included whether the project will be ready for construction during 2019-22, planning, regional impact, safety and the cost/benefit analysis, Collins said.
At the open houses, residents can view all the projects submitted, see the final list and make any recommendations.
The CAMPO policy board will vote on the final list of projects in the program at the May 7 board meeting. For more information, visit www.campotexas.org/tip.
Open house events are held from 4-7 p.m.:
- Monday, April 2
Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main St., Marble Falls
- Wednesday, April 4
Dr. Eugene Clark Library, 217 S. Main St., Lockhart
- Monday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Public hearing at the CAMPO policy board meeting
Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin
(Free parking available in the parking lot off Red River Street)
- Tuesday, April 10
Georgetown Public Library Friends Room, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
- Monday, April 16
Bastrop County Tax & Development Services Building, 211 Jackson St., Bastrop
- Tuesday, April 17
Buda Public Library, 303 Main St., Buda
- Wednesday, April 18
Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin