Southwest Austin - Dripping Springs Edition | July 2020

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY JACK FLAGLER & BRIAN RASH

TxDOT begins projects within planned Loop 360 intersections overhaul 1 After gaining environmental clearance this spring, the Texas Department of Transportation this summer began relocating utilities along Capital of Texas Hwy. near West- lake Drive to prepare for upcoming intersection improve- ments on the highway. Highway, which, if not addressed, could continue to wors- en due to population growth. Work within the project’s scope includes removal of the trac signals from highway main lanes at the intersection, allowing for continuous trac ow through the intersec- tions. Preliminary work began in 2018.

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The ongoing Loop 360 Intersections Project will upgrade multiple intersections throughout the thoroughfare over the coming years, including Bee Caves Road, Westbank Drive, Lost Creek Boulevard and Walsh Tarlton Lane, as well as some north of the Colorado River. According to TxDOT, the projects will address trac congestion and safety concerns along Capital of Texas

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According to TxDOT, the utility relocation should last approximately 18 months, with physical construction beginning in 2022. Other intersections will follow. Timeline: 2018-TBD Cost: estimated $204 million Funding sources: TxDOT, city of Austin

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Three-year construction project at I35 and Oltorf Street now complete 2 A three-year, $42.6 million project

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of ongoing TxDOT work along I-35 in Williamson, Travis and Hays counties. Those projects including ongoing work on I-35 from Stassney Lane toWilliam Cannon Drive in South Austin, which is scheduled to be completed this sum- mer, according to TxDOT. In addition, TxDOT is planning to add two nontolled managed lanes to I-35 from Williamson County to

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JULY 16. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT SWANEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Buda, which could begin construc- tion in 2022. Timeline: 2017-June 2020 Cost: $42.6 million Funding source: TxDOT

that included the reconstruction of the Oltorf Street bridge over I-35 and improvements to entrance and exit ramps was completed June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. According to TxDOT, the project will reduce highway con- gestion in the area. The completed Oltorf project is part

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