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Old 07-12-2020, 10:47 AM
 
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Hi, I’ve searched and haven’t seen any recent information on this, so hoping that y’all can help. We are moving to Austin and my husband will be working in the Domain. Most of his colleagues live in NW Austin, RR, Leander etc. is it feasible to commute from Lakeway, or is the traffic just too heavy during rush hour? Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Did you check google maps? Just thinking...lake way is far west (even south) of Austin and you want to go north? Sounds horrible to me. but that’s just me.
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:33 PM
 
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Hi, I’ve searched and haven’t seen any recent information on this, so hoping that y’all can help. We are moving to Austin and my husband will be working in the Domain. Most of his colleagues live in NW Austin, RR, Leander etc. is it feasible to commute from Lakeway, or is the traffic just too heavy during rush hour? Thanks for your help!
not really doable. Lakeway is not so awesome to make a commute like that worth it.
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:44 PM
 
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Take it from someone who lives off of 620...620 sucks. Like really sucks. Like one of the worst roads in Austin for traffic, which is saying a lot. And you will really have no choice but to take 620. They are currently working on a bypass at one of the worst intersections, 620/2222, but it is really a band-aid and how much it will help is yet to be determined.

There were plans to build an overpass at 620/Anderson Mill Rd (another bad intersection). I believe it was approved and all ready to go. And then just a couple months ago, against the recommendations of just about every city and county official, CAMPO decided to divert the funding for it to other projects. So that's not going to happen.

So no real end in site. If I were working in the Domain, Lakeway would not be on my list of places to live.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:35 PM
 
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In distance it’s doable but in traffic it will be utter hell. I highly recommend against it. This is coming from someone who has lived in metros with much worse traffic than Austin.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Don’t do it. Live south of the river.
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:01 PM
 
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Don’t do it. Live south of the river.
First off, Lakeway is south of the river. And second, how would being anywhere south of the river be a decent commute to the Domain?
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:01 PM
 
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Take it from someone who lives off of 620...620 sucks. Like really sucks. Like one of the worst roads in Austin for traffic, which is saying a lot. And you will really have no choice but to take 620. They are currently working on a bypass at one of the worst intersections, 620/2222, but it is really a band-aid and how much it will help is yet to be determined.

There were plans to build an overpass at 620/Anderson Mill Rd (another bad intersection). I believe it was approved and all ready to go. And then just a couple months ago, against the recommendations of just about every city and county official, CAMPO decided to divert the funding for it to other projects. So that's not going to happen.

So no real end in site. If I were working in the Domain, Lakeway would not be on my list of places to live.
I never knew about the proposed overpass. Everytime I've crossed that intersection I've always wondered why it wasn't considered like the ones on Loop 360. Thats pretty crappy they diverted the funding for it. I know there's no hope for it but I kinda wish they could extend 45 out that way somehow.

Btw were those barriers in the median of 620 placed in direct response to the head-on collision by the fire truck who's driver lost consciousness and veered into oncoming traffic?
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:35 AM
 
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I never knew about the proposed overpass. Everytime I've crossed that intersection I've always wondered why it wasn't considered like the ones on Loop 360. Thats pretty crappy they diverted the funding for it. I know there's no hope for it but I kinda wish they could extend 45 out that way somehow.

Btw were those barriers in the median of 620 placed in direct response to the head-on collision by the fire truck who's driver lost consciousness and veered into oncoming traffic?

Not specifically. There have been several "drifters" along 620.
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:59 AM
 
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I never knew about the proposed overpass. Everytime I've crossed that intersection I've always wondered why it wasn't considered like the ones on Loop 360. Thats pretty crappy they diverted the funding for it. I know there's no hope for it but I kinda wish they could extend 45 out that way somehow.

Btw were those barriers in the median of 620 placed in direct response to the head-on collision by the fire truck who's driver lost consciousness and veered into oncoming traffic?
The medians were the response to many, many head on collisions and fatalities. Seems like there was one a week. The fire truck was actually a while ago. And that accident happened in an section that doesn't have medians.

Here's an article about the overpass:

https://communityimpact.com/austin/c...KOHMHk_33RhQEU
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