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Interstate 35 Turnaround Bridge to Close at 51st Street
Contact: Kelli Reyna
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: Jan. 2, 2017

What: Southbound to northbound I-35 turnaround bridge to temporarily close
When: Beginning 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
Where: Southbound to northbound I-35 turnaround bridge at 51st Street in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound to northbound I-35 turnaround bridge in Austin as part of the Mobility35 improvement project currently underway at 51st Street. Once reconstructed, the bridge will be realigned to work with the new roundabout configuration.

Workers will close the turnaround bridge on Sunday, Jan. 8, after 8 p.m. During the closure, drivers heading southbound on the I-35 frontage road will have to use the signalized intersection at 51st Street in order to head north on I-35. The turnaround bridge construction is expected to be complete and re-opened to traffic in early April 2017. 

Nearly 215,000 vehicles travel on this segment of I-35 every day, and lack of mobility is threatening our economic livelihood. The $16.5 million improvement project will improve mobility, safety and connectivity for all modes of transportation along and across I-35. It is anticipated to be complete in early 2019.

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closure. Motorists should allow extra time to travel through this area during the closure. TxDOT asks the traveling public to be patient and remain aware when traveling through the work zone.

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