Livable Oak Hill A Vision to Reconnect the Oak Hill Community
Renderings by Daniel Alvarado
Save Oak Hill has developed an alternative to TxDOT’s proposal for an elevated, 12-lane highway which would divide Oak Hill for generations. The Livable Oak Hill concept values quality of life, local heritage and the environment over vehicle throughput, without sacrificing regional connectivity. This is achieved through meaningful improvements to local mobility, while laying the groundwork for reestablishing Oak Hill as an accessible community that is attractive to thoughtful development.
- Less expensive and offering quicker construction time
- Smaller footprint with less concrete and less impervious cover
- True parkway design with overpasses
- Supports the Oak Hill Neighborhood Plan for a Transit-Oriented Development “Town Center”
- Creates an accessible community that is attractive to thoughtful development
- Preserves Heritage trees and Williamson Creek as important community assets
- Creates safe mobility options for Oak Hill residents, away from high emission roadways and without dangerous highway crossings
- Follows Imagine Austin’s “Compact and Connected” vision
- Integrates with Project Connect’s “Yellow line”
What can you do?
We need YOUR HELP to tell TxDOT and our elected officials that you support a “Livable Oak Hill.” This concept would improve traffic flows and reduce congestion at the Y while preserving Williamson Creek, heritage trees, and historic resources, and Barton Springs. While we are pleased that tolls have been removed from the project, this completely changes TxDOT’s “Purpose and Need” by not requiring the same number of free lanes as tolls lanes.
1. Email City Council
Tell them you support Save Oak Hill’s “Livable Oak Hill” plan. TxDOT’s plan is too expensive and destructive.
2. Sign the petition
Add your name to the list supporting our “Livable Oak Hill” plan
3. Share this page
4. Attend a public meeting
- Austin City Council Meeting – January 31st. Vote on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TxDOT regarding watershed protection. Tell council that to pass a MOU with TxDOT that meets the stricter watershed protection requirements requested by Save Oak Hill and others environmental organizations.