Harold Green Road is now officially Tesla Road.
The Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a request from Tesla on Tuesday to rename the road in front of the Gigafactory along Texas 130 in the county’s southeastern region. In previous weeks, a Tesla Road sign for exit 446 has stood without that road technically existing.
“This is just a road, not a tunnel?” Judge Andy Brown joked, referring to one of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s other ventures, the Boring Company, which is working on building underground tunnels.
During the meeting, it was noted there are plans to create a new Harold Green Road north of Giga Texas.
Anna Bowlin, division director of development services in the county, said she wasn’t aware of objections to the name change. “I have had some people reach out and tell me the history of Harold Green Road.”
The road name has existed since 1976, according to the Austin American-Statesman, and was named after a local dairy farmer and rancher who died in 1992.
Another key part of making the road name change, Bowlin said, was ensuring the name is unique and meets guidelines for 911 emergencies and approved by the City of Austin.
The $1.1 billion factory, which will likely start production of Texas-made Teslas in the coming days, now has the address of 13101 Tesla Road and Google Maps has been updated to reflect the change.
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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
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F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."