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    Entries from July 30th, 2010

    TxDOT to host public forums on rail plan, seeks input from residents

    July 30th, 2010
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    [ July 30, 2010; 4:00 pm; August 10, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On August 10, 2010, the Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to glean public opinion on the state’s developing rail plan.  The meeting will be held in the hearing room of TxDOT’s Austin district office, 7901 N. I-35, from 6-8 p.m., and is one of nine meetings TxDOT will [...]

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    Howson Branch Family Film Night — “Where the Wild Things Are” Movie Night Aug.3, 2010

    July 22nd, 2010
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    [ August 3, 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:20 pm. ] Howson Branch Library Family Film Night will show the movie,  “Where the Wild Things Are,” on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm.  This movie is the 2009 American fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze and adapted from Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, where Max, a disobedient little [...]

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    Neighborhood Planning Update: July 29 City Council Hearing on CWACNP

    July 15th, 2010
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    [ July 29, 2010; 6:00 pm; ] Neighborhood Planning Update: The City Council will hear the first reading for the Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan on July 29th at 6:00PM, but there is a possibility the hearing will be re-scheduled due to budget issues that are also scheduled for that day.

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    MoPac Soundwall Update: Public Input and Design Work To Resume

    July 7th, 2010
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    TxDOT has finalized the contracts for the restart of the MoPac1 sound wall/managed lane project.  The restart Open Houses are planned for September.  The NEPA http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ environmental process will take approximately two years.
    From the TxDOT MoPac1 website (http://www.dot.state.tx.us/project_information/projects/austin/mopac1/):
    Project Resumes
    After a two-year pause due to funding constraints, the MoPac [...]

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    TxDOT to Apply Improved Surface to MoPac/Loop 1

    July 5th, 2010
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    Work has begun to apply an improved type of surface to MoPac/Loop 1 between Lake Austin and RM 2222.  TxDOT crews will apply what is known as a Permeable Friction Course (PFC) that has a number of advantages over standard asphalt concrete pavement surfaces, including reduced risk of hydroplaning, significantly reduced [...]

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