City, state, regional agencies combine for transportation talks
Lakeway City Council will host a work session with CAMPO and TxDOT at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Lakeway City Hall that is open to the public.
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Texas Department of Transportation officials will be present to discuss near-term safety improvements and connectivity, the RM 620 widening project, and the arterial study for the Lake Travis area.
Police Monthly Update
It's easy to give in to the temptation to use hand-held devices while driving on a normal day, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays can lure even the most resistant into using the phone when they shouldn't.
The Lakeway Police Department asks all drivers to obey the law and not use hand-held devices while operating a vehicle on public roads.
Be safe. Be seen.
Reflective wear improves visibility
Winter is the season when bicyclists, pedestrians, and pets are most at risk of vehicle collisions because the sun sets earlier in the evening while more drivers are still on the roads.
A disproportionate number of bicycle-car and pedestrian-car collisions happen in the dark.
The City of Lakeway urges bicyclists and pedestrians to take precautions when they go out on or near the roads, including wearing high-visibility clothing and reflective gear to alert drivers to their presence, especially at night.
Use lights and reflective tape and/or clothing to make sure you can be seen from the front, side and back. Just because bicyclists and pedestrians can see motorists, doesn't mean drivers see or expect them. And during the season of long nights, cyclists are often invisible in the shadows created by street and car lights.
Bring your friends and kick start your fitness resolution at the New Year's Swim Challenge from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 28 at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd.
Enjoy the warm waters of our heated competition pool, snacks, hot drinks, music, and more, while swimming a great workout. The only competition is you!
Entry is free for Swim Center members and $5 for non-members.
For information, call 512-261-3000.
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox, left, joined principal Julie Nederveld in congratulating fifth-grader Luke Brown who took first place and fourth-grader Rhea Nakul, who took second place in Serene Hills Elementary School’s 11th annual spelling bee Dec. 7.
Cox served as the announcer for the competition that started with 20 students in third, fourth, and fifth grade and advanced 23 rounds before Luke spelled “sepia” as the match-winning word.
6 p.m., through Jan. 1
2 p.m., Dec. 17
6:30 p.m., Dec. 17