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Regional Road Projects

Since 2007, RECA has supported the inclusion of the following road projects in the Capital Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) long range comprehensive plan and continues to advocate these roads as critically important to our region’s long-term mobility:

  • US Highway 183 from Springdale Road to Patton Avenue – six lane non-toll or toll controlled access facility with frontage roads;
  • US Highway 290 from east of I-35 to east of State Highway 130 – six to eight lane non-toll or toll controlled access facility with frontage roads and multi-level interchange at US Highway 183;
  • “Y” at Oak Hill
  • US Highway 290 from west of FM 1826 to east of Williamson Creek – six lane controlled access non-tolled or tolled facility with frontage roads
  • State Highway 71 from US Highway 290 to Silvermine Road – frontage roads and two non-tolled or tolled direct connectors
  • State Highway 45 SW from Loop 1 to FM 1626 – four or six lane controlled access non-tolled or tolled facility
  • State Highway 71 from west of Riverside Drive to State Highway 130 – six lane controlled access non-tolled or tolled facility with frontage roads and multi-level interchange at US 183;

CAMPO

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires large metropolitan areas to establish a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to plan transportation projects and allocate federal fuel tax revenue that flow back to states. Our MPO is the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). CAMPO policy decisions are made by the Transportation Policy Board comprised of city and county elected officials from the five jurisdictions in the CAMPO area.

Every MPO is required to have a 20-year long range comprehensive plan that is updated every five years. Currently our region is operating under the 2035 plan. The 2040 plan update is underway and RECA is involved to make sure the plan meets our long-range needs.

CAMPO Transportation Policy Board  CAMPO 2040 Plan

Project Connect

Project Connect, a collaborative initiative between CAMPO, the City of Austin, Lone Star Rail District and Capital Metro, is the high-capacity transit vision for the region. The vision focuses solely on urban rail, commuter rail, and rapid bus.

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