DRIPPING SPRINGS SOUTHWEST CONNECTION STUDY
Hays County is conducting a study to identify a route that will extend RM 150 from the intersection of RM 12 at RM 150 and connect to US 290 west of Dripping Springs. The purpose of this study is to plan ahead, so that Hays County can continue to improve transportation, safety, connectivity, and mobility and provide more options for travelers.
Thank you for sharing your comments on the second Open House for the Dripping Springs Southwest Connection Study, available April 4-29, 2022. The County is currently reviewing and evaluating comments received on the study and will share the meeting summary when it is available. The study will be finalized and presented to Commissioners Court in Summer/Fall of 2022.
WHY IS THIS STUDY NEEDED?
Hays County is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation.
It is anticipated that the population will increase by 267% by 2045, and that employment will increase by 221%. This will bring more cars and people to the area and increase congestion.
Hays County seeks to identify a path for a future roadway to add much-needed capacity south and west of Dripping Springs.
It is Hays County’s responsibility to plan proactively for transportation needs in the County to compliment the planning done by TxDOT and local governments.
GOALS OF THE STUDY
Study the area to identify a feasible footprint for a future roadway route, which considers current and future development
Coordinate with property owners and the community to share information on the study, receive input, and minimize impacts where possible
Plan ahead to help the County and other partners plan for budgeting, design and environmental considerations of a future roadway
Through the Dripping Springs Southwest Connection Study, the County is working with local stakeholders and property owners to develop preliminary engineering plans (up to 20% design) for a future roadway. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts and impacts to property owners and to provide a safe, direct route between RM 12 and RM 150 southwest of Dripping Springs. The study will not include final design or construction plans.