US 183 from SH 71 to SH 130
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US 183 from SH 71 to SH 130

The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a study to explore potential improvements to US 183 from SH 71 to SH 130.

The existing 4-lane highway is divided from SH 71 to FM 812, and undivided from FM 812 to SH 130. Multiple neighborhoods, businesses and other structures are located along or in close proximity to the corridor, and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is adjacent to the highway.

TxDOT is proposing to widen and divide US 183 from SH 71 to SH 130.

Study overview

The population of the Austin area has grown significantly in recent years. This has resulted in the need for transportation improvements.

As part of the study, goals and objectives will be established and potential improvements will be identified and evaluated to enhance safety, access, and mobility within the project area. The study will include the environmental investigations and documentation necessary to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The study will conclude with the identification of a recommended alternative.

TxDOT will actively engage the surrounding communities throughout the study process, and there will be several opportunities for the public to provide input. By encouraging participation and community-wide dialogue, transportation improvements that minimize community impacts and reflect community values can be identified.


The study phase of this project began in summer 2019, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was put on hold. The study resumed in mid-2022 and is now anticipated to be complete in 2025. There is no construction timeline or funding identified at this time.

Public involvement

There will be numerous opportunities for the public to provide input and feedback regarding the study and the potential improvements. Opportunities will include open houses, one-on-one and small group stakeholder meetings, as well as a public hearing.