TxDOT encourages community input for FM 734 improvement projects


The Texas Department of Transportation last week hosted an open house to discuss the proposed improvements to FM 734 (Parmer Lane) from RM 1431 to SH 45 North designed to reduce congestion and improve mobility. 

During the event, held at Pearson Ranch Middle School in Austin, TxDOT officials gathered input from the public on proposed improvements to the stretch of Parmer Lane between RM 1431 and SH 45 North. 

The agency said the project plan includes providing additional roadway capacity to meet future traffic demands due to population growth and increased traffic volumes.

Proposed improvements include:

• Expanding Parmer Lane from four to six travel lanes (three in each direction) within the existing right of way,

• Improving intersections with additional turn lanes, where necessary,

• Improving water quality for storm runoff (in cooperation with the city of Austin) and

• Providing sidewalks throughout the corridor and a dedicated bike/ped path connecting Parmer Lane to the Brushy Creek Regional Trail

TxDOT is encouraging public comment on the project. Comments from the public are requested. Those unable to attend the meeting in person can learn more about the project and participate in an online survey by visiting and searching for the keywords “FM 734 from RM 1431.” Comments can also be mailed to:

TxDOT Austin District

Attention: Adeliza Ramirez, P.E.

P.O. Box 15426

Austin, Texas 78761-5426

Comments must be received by Oct. 10, 2018 to be included in the public record.