NLA was TxDOT’s public involvement team lead on the environmental study for the SH 45 Southwest project. The goal of the study was to identify an effective and responsible solution to address mobility needs and enhance public safety while preserving the area's community and environmental resources. The project received a Record of Decision in March 2015 and was a coordinated effort with TxDOT and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.


NLA responsibilities and assistance included:


  • Project Contact Database creation and maintenance
  • Public Involvement Plan creation and updates
  • Public Meetings/Public Hearings
    • Venue contracting
    • Layout preparation
    • Advertisements (display ads, legal notices)
    • Notifications (letters to affected property owners, letters to elected and public officials, postcards, social media posts, e-blasts, etc.)
    • Security and translator contracting
    • Handout preparation
    • Exhibit/display board preparation
    • PowerPoint presentation development
    • Event staffing
    • Comment inventories
  • Public Involvement Tools
    • Online Survey
    • Project fact sheet
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Project Newsletter
    • Web-based material
  • Summary reporting
    • Development of Summary and Analysis reports for two Open Houses and one Public Hearing with a total of 1,853 official comments


For more information on this project, please go here.



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