Letter from Councilman Gallagher

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Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association received a letter from Councilman Gallagher in response to a recent incident where a child was injured from a traffic incident.

The letter addresses neighborhood traffic and infrastructure improvements that have been submitted to the city and how residents can provide input.

We appreciate Councilman Gallagher’s response and attention to this incident and the neighborhood’s infrastructure overall.

Click here to read the full letter.

Traffic & Infrastructure

Chair: open

Members: Open to all Members of the Association

Focus: To research and advocate for infrastructure conditions in the neighborhood including streets, traffic, and public safety considerations

Activities:

  • Review plans for municipal improvements to streets, sidewalks, alleys, traffic control, lighting and other matters
  • Solicit input, with consent of the Board, from among the membership regarding setting priorities
  • Representing the Board with approval in lobbying improvements to the neighborhood infrastructure

Committee reports and related stories can be found below.

Letter from Councilman Gallagher
Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association received a letter from Councilman Gallagher in response to a recent incident where a child was
Read more.
Proposed road changes at Austin Highway and North New Braunfels
The McNay Art Museum, our esteemed neighbor, has petitioned the City to close the shortcut immediately south of the McNay
Read more.
Proposed Traffic Changes at Eisenhauer and Chevy Chase
Councilman Gallagher’s office has been working with Transportation & Capital Improvements (formerly Public Works) to come up with some potential solutions
Read more.

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Proposed road changes at Austin Highway and North New Braunfels

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The McNay Art Museum, our esteemed neighbor, has petitioned the City to close the shortcut immediately south of the McNay (technically Rittiman Road) connecting westbound Austin Highway and N. New Braunfels. If the shortcut closure is approved by the City, the McNay will work with TxDOT in order to build an extended right-turn lane to replace the shortcut, as well as to extend the left-turn lane from Austin Highway to N. New Braunfels.

The turn-lane improvements will be completed before the shortcut is closed, and westbound Austin Highway will remain open during the construction. The McNay will also work with the City and VIA to relocate the VIA bus stop which is currently at that intersection, so that it will not interfere with the flow of traffic in the right-turn lane. THNA board members and McNay representatives attended a meeting called at the request of Councilman Gallagher, where we learned that the McNay plans to use the additional property (now the shortcut) to connect to the triangular piece of property (which currently contains an McNay art exhibition sign) in a manner that will allow the McNay to have much greater visibility from N. New Braunfels and from Austin Highway. Though no specific design plans have been delineated, we have been told that the area will be designed and landscaped to have a very tasteful and pleasing appearance.

The McNay representatives stated that they wish to be good neighbors to Terrell Heights, and will keep us informed as plans develop. DID YOU KNOW? The McNay Art Museum, founded in 1954, was the first museum of modern art in the State of Texas.

Click here to see the full size PDF version of the proposed changes.

Proposed Traffic Changes at Eisenhauer and Chevy Chase

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Councilman Gallagher’s office has been working with Transportation & Capital Improvements (formerly Public Works) to come up with some potential solutions to improve the flow of traffic around the Chevy Chase/Eisenhauer traffic island.

This effort by the Councilman’s office came about as a result of complaints calls to 311 from several residents in that area and to the Councilman’s office regarding traffic speeding around the traffic island, both entering and exiting Eisenhauer. Councilman Gallagher shared TCI’s proposed improvements with THNA, the details of which can be viewed on our website. Although TCI is not obligated to seek approval from neighborhoods before proceeding with any traffic projects it deems necessary, it is due to THNA’s good relationship with the Councilman’s office that THNA has been informed and was able to have some input.