Open House - I-35 Capital Area Improvement Project
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Open House - I-35 Capital Area Improvement Project

Where: Ridgetop Elementary School Gym
5005 Caswell Ave.
Austin, TX 78751
When: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Purpose: The City of Austin and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organizations (CAMPO) are hosting an open house for the proposed improvements of I-35 at 51st Street. The schematic and environmental process is underway for this project which will improve the southbound frontage road of I-35 in the vicinity of 51st Street. The purpose of this project is to reduce bottleneck at the southbound frontage road and 51st Street, improve connection to existing U-turn structure and improve southbound ramp operations between 51st Street and Airport Blvd.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience. Comments may be submitted at the open house or online at Mobility35. Comments received prior to Feb. 26, 2015 will be included in the official open house record.

Persons interested in attending who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to call (512) 832-7001 at least three working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.
Description: This project includes improvements along the southbound lanes of I-35 between US 290 and Airport Boulevard in the vicinity of 51st Street:
  • Realigned southbound frontage road
  • New southbound collector-distributor road
  • New roundabout at 51st Street and the southbound frontage road
  • Revised ramp configuration on the southbound frontage road
  • Improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
Contact: Environmental Coordinator
I-35 Capital Area Improvement Program
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Drawer 15426
Austin, TX 78761
(512) 832-7369