DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX – State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) encourages residents in Hays County to submit comments in support of proposed road improvements on RM 1826 in Dripping Springs. The TxDOT project includes the construction of turn lanes and shoulders along RM 1826 from the Travis County line to Nutty Brown Road.

“Last November I received a letter from an 8-year-old girl who witnessed a horrific car accident on RM 1826 and Kemp Hills Drive. The accident not only resulted in people getting hurt, but also a little girl who is scared to leave her neighborhood and ride to school on the bus,” said Rep. Isaac.

Recently, voters approved State Proposition 1, which allows TxDOT to distribute $1.74 billion for potential projects in the 2015 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), and prioritizes transportation needs with the submission of public comments on proposed road projects throughout Texas.

Rep. Isaac continued, “It is critical for the safety of drivers and most importantly, the safety of our children that we quickly receive improvements on RM 1826. There are 201 proposed road projects currently undergoing consideration for 2015, and with the vast submission of public comment in support of the RM 1826 project, there is hope that we will see the improvements breaking ground this year.”

Public comments will be accepted from Jan. 23 to Feb. 23 and may be submitted by email to TPP_UTP@txdot.gov; by phone at (800) 687-8108; or by mail to Texas Department of Transportation, attention: James Koch – UTP, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, TX 78714-9217.

Please be sure to include the RM 1826 Project ID – 175402025 – with all comment submissions.