This from rep. Valinda Bolton:
Hwy 71 from Uplands Ridge to Arroyo Canyon Drive
· Reconstruction of the Barton Creek Bridge with reduced speed limits in construction zones.
· Reconstruction of this segment into a 5-lane Highway with 8-foot shoulders.
· Project will be bid on in Summer 2009.
We were once told this process could take up to 7 years due to the various processes involved. Either that info was wrong, or some thing's changed! Specifically, we were told the environmental concerns of widening that bridge would take years to address. This will be interesting to follow. We wish the salamanders well, but our east entrance/exit needs that turn lane, if not a traffic light.