The Future of Lakeway
Updated: Apr 13, 2019
What is the future of Lakeway as it pertains to our traffic? I think about that every day I drive up and down FM 620 and see the multitude of cars and new construction going on within our city limits. I also think about it as I drive down Highland Blvd near Rough Hollow. Many years ago 620 was not unlike Highland Blvd. I have been coming to the Lakeway area to enjoy the Lake life since the late 60's and 70's. I bought my house in Lakeway in 1993 to raise my kids here. I moved here from Austin because even though I loved the city I grew up in, the traffic and development became too much to bear, so I commuted from Lakeway into North Central Austin. From Lakeway that took 35 minutes, then 45 minutes then in my last years at DPS, it would take an hour at times. In cities like Austin and Lakeway, growth is inevitable, so the infrastructure to accommodate the increase in population of Lakeway and it's surrounding communities begins to fail. Uncontrolled growth in and around Lakeway is affecting the quality of our life in many ways. It affects our safety, our commute times, our home values and even the environment. We must get our development under control and adhere to the Lakeway Comprehensive Plan of Low-Density R-1 residential homes. We must not allow variances for developers that are in direct conflict with the Comprehensive Plan, allowing for more impervious layers or adding to the issues that affect our great quality of life in Lakeway.
We currently have ways to reduce some traffic on 620 by creating roads from the Oaks in Lakeway (HEB area) to Lohmans Crossing by the new Police facility. Birrell by the Post Office could also be extended to allow other options to travel in and out of that area.
If elected, I promise to fight for our quality of life and to make sensible decisions and do the best to find solutions to our current problems.
Thank you! VOTE for Marvin Mead