Bee Cave City Council approved ordinances related to public safety and land annexation during their Nov. 14 City Council meeting.

Two-minute impact

Actions taken by the city include:

  • An 11.4-acre portion of Hwy. 71 joined Bee Cave city limits, starting from the intersection of Vail Divide Drive near the Canyonside neighborhood and the Lake Travis ISD Bus Barn. This allows the city to create and enforce traffic laws for that portion of the right-of-way.
  • Further steps were taken to secure state funding for the addition of a pedestrian trail and crosswalk improvements along Bee Cave Parkway from FM 2244 to Bee Cave Road.
  • Pre-construction of the city's new police department and fire station was approved to begin by City Manager Clint Garza. Construction is expected to be completed around the second quarter of 2026, said project manager Brian Jorgensen.
Diving deeper

Earlier in the year, the city annexed a portion of Vail Divide Drive between Los Flores Lane and Hamilton Pool Road, following concerns from parents about the road's proximity to Bee Cave Middle School. In August, the maximum speed limit was set to 40 mph from the intersection of Hwy. 71 and Vail Divide Drive to Hamilton Pool Road. Before then, there was no established speed limit on Vail Divide Drive.

Another detail

The city considered hiring professional grant writing services to help secure funding for capital improvement projects like wildfire prevention.