SH 71 serves as a major corridor for motorists traveling to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the city of Bastrop, and other central Texas communities. In 2015, the average daily traffic on SH 71 just east of SH 130 was more than 50,000 vehicles a day. With continued growth in eastern Travis and Bastrop counties, TxDOT is planning improvements to enhance safety and manage congestion for all modes of transportation along SH 71.
The proposed improvements include:
TxDOT Austin District
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7901 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78753