According to Forbes magazine, Hays County is the third fastest growing county in America. The population of Hays County is projected to more than double in the next 25 years, increasing from 157,000 as of the 2010 census, to over 628,000 by 2040. With population growth comes traffic and the need for new and improved roadways, as well as the possibility for alternative modes of transportation.
In preparation for this growth, Hays County developed a long range transportation plan in 2013 to identify current and future transportation needs and how best to address them. In 2013 the Hays County Transportation Plan (HCTP) was adopted and lists, among other projects, improvements to FM 150.
Project Location: Near Arroyo Ranch Road heading east to near IH 35 at Yarrington Road
Hays County and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, are considering a realignment of a 5 mile section of existing FM 150 from Arroyo Ranch Road east through Kyle to IH35. The purpose of this proposed project is to enhance safety and mobility. With limited space to improve existing FM 150 in downtown Kyle, the County is considering an alternate route west of downtown. The proposed project includes a 4-lane divided roadway with a typical 150 feet of right-of-way. Project considerations include reducing congestion by providing separate routes for through and local traffic, improving pedestrian and bicycle safety, and providing a potential connection to the future FM 110 in San Marcos.
Corridor C is the route selected. To view the map, CLICK HERE
Project Location: Near Arroyo Ranch Road heading northwest to RR 12 in Dripping Springs or further to US 290
Hays County is developing a Character Plan to address capacity and safety along FM 150 from the vicinity of Arroyo Ranch Road northwest through the County to Ranch Road (RR) 12 in Dripping Springs. Opportunities to extend FM 150 west to US 290 may be considered.
If your land is threatened with condemnation due to this re-alignment, you need legal counsel. As a firm that exclusively advocates for landowner rights, Braun & Gresham gives you a powerful voice in a complex process. We are a local firm in Dripping Springs so we understand Hays County land and the issues surrounding it. We are here to provide expert legal counsel and help our clients protect their land.
If you have been contacted by TXDOT or Hays County about this project, please contact us immediately. The important thing to remember is that even if you have received a letter in the mail from a condemnation entity informing you of their intentions, this does NOT mean that it’s a done deal. There are many ways to influence the condemnation process to ensure that your wants and needs are met, but it’s important that you involve knowledgeable professionals that can help guide you through the process.