Section of North Austin Avenue in Georgetown reclassified as minor arterial

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Part of North Austin Avenue has been changed from a major arterial to a minor arterial due to upcoming area road changes.

Georgetown City Council approved an amendment June 11 in the transportation plan section of the city’s comprehensive plan to reclassify North Austin Avenue between FM 971 and Lakeway Drive/N.E. Inner Loop.

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced plans for construction of the I-35 northbound frontage road from Williams Drive, which will provide a parallel route to North Austin Avenue less than one-fourth of a mile away, a staff report by Transportation Planner Ray Miller Jr. said.

With significant changes occurring along the corridor with the new I-35 frontage road and limited growth in trips anticipated on the North Austin Avenue corridor, city staff initiated the amendment to reclassify the road and reduce the minimum right of way needed, the report said.

A map of the reclassified section of road was also provided:



CPA 2018 002 Location (1) (Text)

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.
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