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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 930057 - Roadway Project Prioritiesrl RESOLUTION4- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, ESTABLISHINGPRIORITIES FORROADWAY PROJECTS WITHIN THE GEORGETOWN PLANNING AREA TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PLAN. WHEREAS, the Texas Department of Transportation is required to prepare a ten year plan of highway improvement projects known as the Project Development Plan; WHEREAS, District 14 of the Texas Department of Transportation has requested that the City of Georgetown has requested that the City of Georgetown provide input into the Project Development Plan; and WHEREAS, the Century Plan - Development Plan includes a Table of Transportation Emprovements that establishes priorities for roadway projects. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE WN, CITY OF SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby finds that this resolution implements Policy 15 of the Century Plan - Development Plan Element, which states: "The City will encourage a transportation system that provides for the safe and efficient movement of traffic, promotes the economic interests of the community, and adequately serves the personal needs of individuals"; and Fnd B of Policy 15 which states: "The City will support an area -wide transportation effort through coordination with other public and private entities. " and further finds that the adoption of this resolution is not inconsistent or in conflict with any other Century Plan Policies, as required by Section 2.03 of the Administrative Chapter of the Policy Plan. SECTION 2. The Mayor is hereby authorized to submit to District 14 of the Texas Department of Transportation a letter stating the City of Georgetown's priorities for roadway improvement projects to be included in the Project Development Plan. These priorities will be as outlined in Attachment A to this Resolution. Roadway Priorities Resolution No -Kyx,> 'r Page I of 2 SECTION 3. This resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption. RESOLVED this a day of J Q— LAr , 1993. ATTEST: THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN: L�Z Elizabeth Gray By. LEO WOOD City Secretary Mayor Marianne Landers Banks City Attorney Roadway Priorities Resolution No. Page 2 of 2 ATTACHMENT A llr'RIV.l ROADIT"Xf PROJEC City of Georgetown, Texas January 26, 1993 1 I i I 1 1 :11 11111�111111 '11111i i I ;3-*V—K!BA'TV1 rulll��Il 111111111111 1 11111 ill 1111 111 I'llll��lilillopillillillill, ;l I I I The City will continue to work with TxDOT to ensure that the widening of the bridge is designed in a manner that preserves its historic character. The City will take ownership of the existing rails for use in the River Corridors Park when they are removed from the bridge. This frontage road will improve traffic flow and safety and provide access to nearly 100 acres of property that is currently landlocked. The City has committed $500,000 towards the TxDOT's construction costs for this project. In 1987 the TxDOT conducted a Safety Improvement Analysis of the major arterials in Georgetown. Their recommendations include widening Austin Avenue to provide an additional tr2 ic aid q -t eyc 11191ve R This project will provide more direct access from IH35 to the Rabbit Hill District. It will also relieve traffic pressures on the Church Street segment of FM1460 and allow the TxDOT to remove this segment from their roadway system. Mot The 1987 Safety Improvement Analysis also included recommendations for improving this intersection. The recommendations include widening both roadways to provide separate left turn lanes on each approach, upgrading the signal equipment, and converting existing angled parking to parallel parking. The frontage road system through Georgetown is an important means of improving traffic flow and safety for local drivers. It will enable local traffic to avoid using the int- -• •- • eorgetown, and it will increase opportunities for development of many parcels of land that currently have no roadway access. 7. MoKan Roadway OV -3 101 re ; I - 1111 kAWVI_geVV1TI1, In U11 WW. UIUL IS 1-01114TVIC IPVIII firayij-'I"I L110 0110 10 "11 'Irill 'prIP1111cm, that exist west of IH35. Further, it will improve access from Georgetown to the Austin •ra area, thereby enhancing the City's economic development efforts. This project has been delayed due to funding shortages. It will provide relief to those Georgetown workers • must use the interstate • in their d i • to work. Thw City would like to see the design • this project maintain as much • the grassy median as possible. 9. Continued monitoring of traffic warrants There are several • in Georgetown which should be monitored regularly to determine whether they warrant the installation of a traffic signal or • improvements. These intersections include: - Business 35 (Austin Avenue) and 2nd Street for a traffic signal - Business 35 (Austin Avenue) and 6th Street for a traffic signal - SH29 and Maple Street for pedestrian signal - SH29 and Church Street for a traffic signal - RM2243 (Leander Road) at the Georgetown Junior High School for a pedestrian signal and to lower the existing speed limits - others as necessary