TxDOT wants input on alternate route around Fredericksburg

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FREDERICSKBURG, Texas (KXAN) — As more people flock to Fredericksburg for its German culture and array of vineyards, people who drive along US 290 know the traffic woes associated with the influx of visitors.

On Thursday, May 31, the Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a public workshop to discuss the “Fredericksburg Relief Route Study.” The workshop allows for the community to ask questions and provide input about the potential relief route.

The city of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, acting through the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force, with support from the Texas Department of Transportation, are exploring options for a potential US 290 Fredericksburg relief route. The possible route looks at allowing drivers an alternate around the town instead of driving directly through Main Street.

A map created by TxDOT shows the area they’re looking at for building the alternate route would be southwest of Fredericksburg.

The workshop is being held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hill Country University Center at 2818 E. US 290 in Fredericksburg. 

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