december 31, 2018
CAMPO Comments Submitted
Safer 71 has filed its official documents for Phase 2 Public Comment for the Regional Arterial Plan and CAMPO 2045 Plan.
This is a critical step to having SH71 recognized as a regionally significant road in need of future federal funding.
NOVEMBER 26, 2018
SH71 Collision Map Released
In prepearation for upcoming meetings with TxDOT officials and related agencies, Safer71 released a new collision map highlighting the 20 deaths, and 128 injuries that have occurred since 2014.
NOVEMBER 25, 2018
KVUE Coverage on Safer71
Local ABC affiliate KVUE met with the Safer71 team and residents of Sweetwater to learn more about our efforts to address road safety in the area.
NOVEMBER 25, 2018
Monthly TxDOT Meetings
Safer71 is now holding monthly meetings with Travis County and TxDOT to ensure ongoing safety issues and programs for SH71 West are communicated effectively.
If you see any areas of concern on the roads please contact us so we may add it to our monthly agenda.
NOVEMBER 21, 2018
Austin Statesman Talks to Safer71
The Austin Statesman Newspaper ran a story about Safer71 and our efforts to save lives on the highway.
The story highlighted the dangers on this stretch of road, the number of fatalities that have occurred, and the need for changes via improved engineering, increased enforcement, and ongoing driver education.
NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Safer71 Attends Commissioners Court
Greg Short, Safer 71 President, attended the Commissioners Court on November 13 to challenge traffic study findings associated with the proposed Bee Creek Sports Complex.
The project is set to open in 2020 and add thousands of cars to SH71 each week.
NOVEMBER 10, 2018
CAMPO Open House Nov. 28
CAMPO, the body who sets long term transportation infrastructure plans for our region, are having an Open House at the Lakeway Library on Nov. 28, 2018 from 4pm - 7pm.
This Open House is a chance for any concerned residents to talk with planners for our region and leave comment cards on their desires to improve SH71 and other roads in our area.
We encourage all residents who are able to attend to do so. Full details are available at the CAMPO website.
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
KXAN Highlights SH71 Dangers
KXAN news highlighted the dangers of SH71 after another fatal accident occurred on October 29, 2018.