Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)


Community to celebrate Kingsland bridge wrap up

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TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape.


TXDOT offers timeline on rebuild of collapsed 2900 Bridge in Kingsland

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TXDOT officials recently added more fencing to cut off public access to the now-collapsed RR 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. In the wake of the bridge being swept away by flood waters, officials have revealed plans to start the process of repairing the structure as early as December.





EDITOR'S NOTE: Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) officials conducted a press conference in Austin Oct. 26, revealing the bridge could be completed as early as April 2019.

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Plans take shape to replace the collapsed RR 2900 Bridge in Kingsland, as Texas Department of Transportation coordinate engineering meetings, draft designs and seek an emergency contract to potentially begin the process in December, officials say.

On Oct. 16, flood waters from Junction swept into the Llano River eventually slamming into the Highland Lakes at the mouth of Lake LBJ, washing away the structure.


County submits transportation projects to CAMPO

Wirtz Dam Road, improvements, along with US 281, Texas 29, Texas 71 and RM 1431 are among those submitted.




By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Burnet County has submitted their order and now they must sit back and see if local transportation needs are given a slice of the federal funding pie.


Wirtz Dam Bridge: CAMPO consults public


County officials fill Marble Falls City Council chambers Friday, Sept. 9, to learn about the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) project to gather public input on the possibility of a bridge below Wirtz Dam to connect Ranch to Market Roads 1431 and 2147. On the wall at the back of the room a projected land use map that is part of the Marble Falls Comprehensive Plan already already marks the bridge site.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The possibility of a Colorado River bridge below Wirtz Dam clearly is gathering a head of steam and John Q. Citizen is about to weigh in on the project.

In a meeting conducted by the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Friday, Sept. 9, in Marble Falls City Council chambers, Burnet County governmental leaders and first responders were enthusiastic. Now, CAMPO is beginning a campaign to inform the public and gather opinions from residents, owners of property and businesses and from lake users.

A bridge below Wirtz Dam to connect north-south traffic between Ranch to Market Roads (RM) 1431 and 2147 has been a long-held priority of County Judge James Oakley.

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