Relief route options topic for meeting here on May 31

The public is invited to provide input on the potential U.S. Highway 290 relief route project, suggest possible route options and learn more about the relief route study on Thursday, May 31.

The City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, acting through the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force and Texas Department of Transportation, are hosting the workshop to help guide the planning for the relief route.

The meeting is come and go from 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at the Hill Country University Center, HEB Room, 2818 U.S. 290 East.

“As traffic volumes and congestion continue to increase in downtown Fredericksburg, the need for a relief route has become an important safety and quality-of-life issue for the community,” according to TxDOT officials.

The potential route would relieve traffic and improve mobility downtown by giving people the option to travel around, rather than directly through the city.

The workshop will be conducted in English, according to TxDOT. People interested in attending the workshop who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to call 512-517-7251.

Requests should be made at least five days prior to the public workshop. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.




Getting Involved

Official written comments will also be received and accepted by the project team until Friday, June 15. Those received after the deadline will not be included in the official record of the public workshop.


Send comments to:


Attn: Fredericksburg Relief Route Study

13809 Research Boulevard, Suite 300

Austin, TX 78750


Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228