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City Seeks Grants for Sidewalk Improvements
06/18/2019

To improve pedestrian safety, the City of Dripping Springs is exploring grant opportunities from TXDOT’s Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Program (TA) and Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS).

The TA program provides funding to construct various alternative transportation projects that improve safety and mobility for non-motorized travelers and assist with reducing traffic congestion. The SRTS program offers funding to enable and encourage safe bicycling and walking amongst schoolchildren.
If awarded the grant money under these programs, the City would use these funds to construct sidewalks and improve connectivity in two areas of town. 

1) Rob Shelton Boulevard Sidewalks --This proposed project entails the construction of concrete sidewalks and granite trail improvements along Rob Shelton Boulevard from Sports Park Road to Founders Memorial Park. The project will create contiguous connections between the Springs Family YMCA and Founders Memorial Park.

2) Middle School and High School Connection – This proposed project will connect Dripping Springs Middle School to Dripping Springs High School. Concrete sidewalks will be constructed on each side of Roger Hanks Parkway from the high school to Meadow Oaks Drive which will have a signalized pedestrian crossing to cross US 290 and continue to the middle school. This connectivity gives middle school students access to facilities and program at the high school.

(To see the maps for the proposed projects, please click here).

There are many more benefits to the proposed projects and your input is needed. Dripping Springs area residents are invited to attend the following meetings (held at Dripping Springs City Hall unless noted otherwise) in which the project is being discussed:

June 20 – Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Dripping Springs Ranch Park
June 24 – Transportation Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m. and Community Meeting, 5:15 p.m. 
June 25 – Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 
July 1 – Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, 6:00 p.m. 
July 9 – City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
July 22 – Open House, 5:30 p.m. 

Citizens who are unable to attend a meeting can submit their input by sending an e-mail to the City Secretary at acunningham@cityofdrippingsprings.com. For more information about the proposed projects, please call City Hall at 512-858-4725.

 

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