Hwy. 71 traffic safety awareness group plans dates to meet with Travis County citizens

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Since the creation of Safer71 in November, founder Greg Short and other members have been busy.

Safer71 is a nonprofit dedicated to safety on the section of Hwy. 71 that runs through western Travis County.

Since last November, members have been meeting with various city and Travis County officials as well as officials from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization “to ensure that local and state government bodies deliver the safest possible highway possible,” the group’s website states.

Now, Safer71 has scheduled a group of dates ranging from mid- to late April in various locations throughout the Lake Travis area to inform residents about their progress with state and local officials regarding safety on Hwy. 71, as well as hear from citizens about their specific concerns.

Short said via email the meetings are a prelude to a larger town hall event with government and agency officials planned for the fall.

For further information on upcoming meetings, people may register to be on Safer71’s mailing list at www.safer71.org

7 p.m. Monday, April 15
Rough Hollow Lakeway Welcome Center
903 Highlands Blvd., Austin

6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Spicewood Community Center
7901 CR 404, Spicewood

7 p.m. Thursday, April 25
Bee Cave City Council
4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave

4 p.m. Sunday, April 28
Sweetwater Clubhouse
5016 Inks Clearing Lane, Austin

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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