Stay in your lane
TxDOT breaks ground on $606 million I-35 lane expansion
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for part of the three-part Interstate 35 project.
At 10 am on March 29, TxDOT celebrated the beginning of construction on the Capital Express North I-35 project in Austin. The project will cost $606 million and will be on I-35 between State Highway 45 and U.S. 290 East.
The project aims to create one high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) managed lane in both directions. Additionally, it will rebuild six bridges; add a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) located at Wells Branch Parkway; reconstruct all entrance and exit ramps; and add intersection bypass lanes.
In addition to all these changes to this portion of the corridor, shared-use paths with be built to accompany the highway.
"We recognize the importance of this project that offers enhanced safety, increased mobility, and congestion relief, as well as more transit options," said Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT district engineer for Austin.
This is one part of three projects that TxDOT will be implementing across the city in an attempt to decongest I-35, which will cost a total of $5 billion.
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