Updated 11:35 p.m., Nov. 7

Unofficial results show both Travis County bonds passed with broad support.

Proposition A passed with 75.78% support among Travis County voters, and Prop B passed with 77.11%.

What they’re saying

“I think Travis County voters understand the pressure we're under with the rapid growth and we want to do the right thing,” Travis County Commissioner Ann Howard said. “We want to build smart infrastructure that helps people be safe and healthy, and enjoy the best we have to offer.”

“I think we're gonna see in [December] movement to acquire some pretty significant tracts of land as a result of this bond passing. So I think they're going to move on quickly,” Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea said. “I think the voters supported the vision of preserving open space, investing in parks and preserving land and having sensible, necessary transportation projects.”

Posted 7:19 p.m., Nov. 7

Early voting results are showing widespread support for Travis County’s $509 million bond package aimed at improving roads and parks.

As of 7 p.m., early voting results show 75.81%, or 52,175 votes, are in favor of Proposition A; 76.60%, or 52,750 votes are in favor of Proposition B.

If both propositions are approved by voters, it would cost the average Travis County homeowner an additional $4.78 in taxes per month.

The details

Proposition A would fund $233.06 million to improve and construct a slew of roads throughout the county. Every project includes adding shared-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

If approved, the bond funds would allow the county to incorporate its Safe2 road design on several two-lane county roads without shoulders, such as Bee Creek Road in the Lake Travis area.

Proposition B totals $276.44 million and would add new trails along Onion Creek and Gilleland Creek, and build new sports fields at Bee Creek Sports Complex and Southeast Metro Park. The biggest chunk of the proposition—$200 million—would go toward acquiring green space and securing conservation easements in the following areas:
  • Cow Creek
  • Gilleland Creek
  • Lake Travis
  • Onion Creek
  • Pedernales River
  • Post Oak Savannah Springs
  • Wilbarger Creek
The Travis County bond would fund road and park improvements. (Community Impact staff)

Community Impact will update this article as more election day vote totals are released. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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