Open House – I-35 Capital Express South
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Open House – I-35 Capital Express South


Akins High School
10701 S. 1st Street
Austin, TX 78748 (Map)


Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


The purpose of the open house is to gather input on the proposed Capital Express South project. The open house will allow attendees the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed improvements. Attendees may come and go at their convenience. Staff will be available to answer questions. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to be a part of the official public workshop record. Comments will be accepted at the meeting or by mail at:

TxDOT Austin District
Attn: David Hawley, P.E.
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761


The Capital Express program is made up of three, stand-alone projects – North, Central, and South. On Aug. 29, the Texas Transportation Commission approved the 2020 Unified Transportation Program, funding the North and South projects.

The Capital Express South project proposes to add one to two non-tolled managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from SH 71/Ben White Boulevard to SH 45 Southeast. Managed lanes control access by placing restrictions on use. These types of lanes are proposed in high-congestion areas where right of way is limited.

In addition to the new managed-lane capacity, the projects also include extensive operational and safety improvements to the overall roadway, such as extended entrance and exit ramps, intersection bypass lanes, improved frontage roads and bicycle and pedestrian paths.

Special Accommodation:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (512) 832-7192 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.


TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761

(512) 832-7700


Posted Sept.17, 2018