Feb. 27, 2019 Public Meeting
The City of Georgetown held a public meeting at the Georgetown Public Library on Feb. 27, 2019 to get public input on options for bridge railings for the Austin Avenue Bridges. The existing bridge railings will be retained, however, since they do not meet current design standards, new railings that meet current design and impact standards will be added as part of the rehabilitation project. The public meeting was to get public input on design options for the new bridge railings.
Four bridge railing options were setup on display boards for the participants to view. City staff were at the meeting to answer questions. The participants were also provided with a ballot or scoring sheet that listed the four bridge railing options and they were asked to rank the options from 1-4 with one being the best liked option and four being the least liked option. The preferred option selected was Option #3.
The overall option for the bridge project selected is the rehabilitation of the bridges with an added pedestrian and bicycle bridge to the east of the existing bridges.