Do we need more highway lanes over the Barton Springs Recharge Zone? Elected officials who sit on the board of CAMPO, Austin’s local transportation planning agency, are considering the proposed extension of State Highway 45 Southwest, a 4 to 6 lane toll road that would connect the southern end of Mopac to FM 1626 and I-35. They will make a decision on Monday, June 8th.
Watch a video animation that illustrates the damage that 45 SW would do to Mopac traffic, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer. View a map of the proposed highway extension by clicking here.
Click here to email the entire CAMPO board and urge them to remove SH 45 Southwest from our long-range plan.