Round Rock City Council approves two new transportation ordinances

Transportation Director Gary Hudder presented information regarding the ordinances to Round Rock City Council. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Transportation Director Gary Hudder presented information regarding the ordinances to Round Rock City Council. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Transportation Director Gary Hudder presented information regarding the ordinances to Round Rock City Council. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

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An ordinance prohibiting commercial trucks from using a section of Country Aire Drive was approved by the council. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

Round Rock City Council approved two resolutions regarding transportation ordinances at its Oct. 28 meeting.

The resolutions, one to recommend that the speed limit on a portion of Creek Bend Boulevard remain unchanged following a speed study, and the other to prohibit commercial trucks from using portions of Texas Avenue and Country Aire Drive, were approved unanimously by the council, although Council Member Matt Baker was absent.

“The neighborhood streets were not designed for the larger vehicles that are currently using it as a cut-through between Sunrise Road and Greenhill Drive,” city documents state. “The proposed ordinance amendment will prohibit such traffic.”

Round Rock Transportation Director Gary Hudder said at the council’s Oct. 26 packet briefing that creating additional street connections can be valuable to residents, but other types of traffic can find its way through, too.

“Certainly we run the risk of increased traffic when we do those and traffic that is not consistent with neighborhoods,” Hudder said. “So we always want to be sensitive to that with current residents in those neighborhoods.”



Hudder also told the council that his department’s recommendation is to leave the speed limit set for Creek Bend between Wyoming Springs Boulevard and the southwest approach to the bridge over Brushy Creek at 45 mph. He said this was because data from the study showed that around 85% of vehicles observed in the study remained within 5 mph of the posted speed limit.

By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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