Contact: Brad Wheelis
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: Feb. 4, 2019
AUSTIN – Additional capacity will be added to US 183 North from MoPac to RM 620. The Texas Transportation Commission authorized the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) to fund and construct two tolled managed lanes in each direction in the median of US 183 and construct the fourth general purpose lane in each direction where only three currently exist. TxDOT will reimburse the CTRMA for the costs to build the non-tolled general purpose improvements. TxDOT will fund the non-tolled enhancements with federal money, and no Proposition 1 or Proposition 7 money will be used on the project.
A new Mobility35 project in Williamson County got the green light. The $10.6 million project will convert the I-35 frontage roads from two-way to a one-way traffic pattern between Bud Stockton Loop and FM 972. Entrance and exit ramps will also be reversed to reduce merging conflicts.
Central Texans will need to slow down on SH 71 from the Bee Cave city limit to the Pedernales River. A recent speed study found the speed limit could be lowered from 60 mph to 55 mph along this corridor. Signs were installed and the new speed limit is in effect.
Multiple safety projects worth $7.8 million were also awarded:
Several paving projects worth more than $12.3 million were awarded:
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