Commissioners agree to talks on truck route

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

 

Showing their interest in an alternate truck route to ease Fredericksburg’s downtown congestion and to aid traffic flow around the city, Gillespie County Commissioners have agreed to participate on a task force for the project.

The committee comprised of city, county and citizen appointees will be taxed with studying an alternate traffic route, keeping the lines of communication flowing between the key agencies involved and with informing the public on progress as it is made.

“We’ve got a lot of momentum and support for this project and, hopefully, we can keep it going,” city manager Kent Myers told commissioners in their regular session Monday.

State Rep. Doug Miller prompted the City of Fredericksburg to begin mustering the support of local agencies in order to show a unified front in the community, Myers told commissioners in their regular meeting Monday.

So far, the city, the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission (EDC), the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce board and other local groups have formally passed resolutions in support of constructing an alternate truck route, Myers said.

The Gillespie County Commissioners’ Court, the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and others are being asked to do the same.

“Once these resolutions are completed, then we will send them to TxDOT and to our legislative delegation to, again, show them our support for the project,” Myers asid.

He and the city’s new public works director, Clinton Bailey, visited with Greg Malatek, the TxDOT district engineer over the area including Gillespie.

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