Travis County is holding an in-person meeting on April 13 to discuss the development of a bicycle safety project along Thomas Springs Road in Southwest Austin. The open house will be held at Oak Hill Fire Station No. 301 at 9211 Circle Drive Austin, from 5-7 p.m.

The proposed project would add continuous 6-foot bike lanes along Circle Drive/Thomas Springs Road from Hwy. 71 to U.S. 290 West and widen vehicle lanes from 10 feet to 12 feet. Additional work would include adjusting the road’s center line to improve sight distance, incorporating drainage improvements and enhancing storm water quality, repaving Thomas Springs Road from Hwy. 71 to Circle Drive and improving the turn lane design at Hwy. 71.

Area residents expressed concerns about the project's potential negative effect on the native species' habitat, including the golden-cheeked warbler, and water flow to the natural springs along the road.

Community members can provide feedback at the April 13 open house or online through the public comment form. The comment form and virtual open house will be available until April 22.