A new pedestrian path has opened along a stretch of the 183A toll road, connecting Leander and Cedar Park. The five-mile, ten-foot-wide path cost $3.1 million dollars and opens in conjunction with the second phase of 183A construction.
Leander residents whose homes were destroyed by a 30 acre wild fire yesterday have been allowed back into the area. Fifteen mobile homes in the Horseshoe Trailer Park were consumed by flames. Michael Smolenski lived in one of them with his teenage daughter.
“This all we can afford. Now it was a decent place to live, but it’s gone now. Nothing left," he said.
“It doesn’t take a big fire to have significant losses,” Texas Forest Service spokesperson April Saginor told KUT News. “We’ve seen 300,000 acre fires this fire season that haven’t destroyed many homes.”