Texas Department of Transportation

"Commentary: Texas is meeting its transportation challenges" – By Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., in the Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 31, 2018


AUSTIN
Project Name

Estimated
Start Date

Estimated
Completion
Date

Estimated
Project Cost
($ million)


Public Benefit
I-35:
at Parmer Lane
summer
2019
winter
2021
$33.6 Construct diverging diamond interchange to alleviate an existing bottleneck at the intersection of FM 734 (Parmer Lane) and I-35
Traffic Management System Upgrade:
I-35 Capital Area - Bell County Line to Comal County Line

2016

2019
$11.5 Upgraded the current Transportation Management System to reduce congestion, improve mobility and operational efficiency resulting in more reliable travel times and lower fuel consumption
I-35:
at 51st Street
fall
2016
summer
2018
$19.2 Added a new roundabout at the southbound I-35 frontage road at I-35, realigned the frontage road and added operational improvements
I-35:
at Oltorf Street
winter
2017
summer
2020
$51.4 Reconstructed the I-35 at Oltorf Street intersection and added operational improvements to improve mobility
I-35:
Rundberg Lane to US 290 East
winter
2018
summer
2021
$199.7 Add three flyovers at the I-35/US 183 interchange, improve the existing northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover, and operational improvements
US 183:
Metric Blvd. to I-35

2020

2020
$2.3 Add northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes on US 183 between Metric Boulevard and I-35 flyovers to alleviate bottleneck in this area
Oak Hill Parkway:
US 290 from West of FM 1826 to SL 1. SH 71 from US 290 West to Silvermine Dr.

2020

2024
$731 Reconstruct 4-lane divided roadway to 6-lane controlled access highway. Reconstruct the US 290/SH 71 interchange and add flyovers
I-35 Capital Express North:
SH 45 North to US 290 East

2022

2025
$485 Add one non-tolled manged lane in each direction and operational improvements proposed under the Mobility35 Program
I-35 Capital Express South:
US 290 West to SH 45 Southeast

2022

2025
$415 Add two non-tolled manged lanes in each direction and operational improvements proposed under the Mobility35 Program
I-35 Capital Express Central:
US 290 East to US 290 West

TBD

TBD
$6.6B Add two non-tolled manged lanes in each direction and operational improvements proposed under the Mobility35 Program

Read articles and stories related to TxDOT's efforts to address traffic congestion in and around Austin.

Story Publication Date
TxDOT Breaks Ground on Long Awaited Oak Hill Parkway Project TxDOT.gov 07/01/21
TxDOT Celebrates Completion of I-35 at Oltorf Street Project with Virtual Ribbon Cutting TxDOT.gov 06/25/20
TxDOT breaks ground on Parmer Lane improvements, lane closures expected by fall Community Impact (Austin) 07/24/19
TxDOT breaks ground on Parmer Lane interchange improvements KEYE 07/24/19
Diverging diamond traffic project coming to hectic north Austin intersection KXAN 07/24/19
Ground Broken On $24.6M Road Project In Austin Patch 07/24/19
TxDOT Breaks Ground on Innovative Intersection Project at I-35 and Parmer Lane TxDOT.gov 07/24/19
Hey Texas, Need Travel Info? Here's Your Sign TxDOT.gov 05/28/19
Construction Begins On Ninth Mobility35 Project San Marcos Corridor News 01/27/18
Texas Transportation Officials Launch I-35 Enhancements Project Patch 01/26/18
TxDOT to Add Three New Ramps at I-35 and 183 KVUE 01/24/18
TxDOT Breaks Ground on I-35/Hwy 183 Intersection Improvement Project KEYE 01/24/18
TxDOT Breaks Ground to Add Three New Flyovers KTBC 01/24/18
Work Begins to Add Flyovers Between I-35 and US 183, Improve Congestion on Existing Ramp Community Impact (Austin) 01/24/18
Suburbs of Houston and Dallas top list of fastest-growing cities in U.S. The Texas Tribune 05/25/17
Interstate 35 and US 183 land millions for improvements KXAN 03/30/17
TxDOT Awards $620-Million for Austin Roads KLBJ Radio 03/29/17
TxDOT windfall includes $620 million for four Austin highways Austin-American Statesman 03/28/17
19 transportation projects approved for funding from $2.5B Texas congestion relief initiative Community Impact (Austin) 03/28/17
I-35, US 183 projects could advance thanks to new state transportation funding Community Impact (Austin) 03/08/17
TxDOT directs $8 billion for road projects over next 4 years Community Impact (Austin) 02/22/17
I-35 Austin — A Small Piece of the Big Puzzle Construction Equipment Guide.com 02/02/17
Bugg: Clear direction for clearing lanes, addressing congestion Austin American-Statesman 12/27/16
Editorial: Clear Direction For Clearing Lanes, Addressing Congestion San Marcos Corridor News 12/24/16
I-35 rebuild through Austin starts with 51st St roundabout FOX 09/07/16
TxDOT wants your opinion on a new look for I-35 KXAN 08/04/16
Continuous Flow Intersection Opens in Cedar Park KVUE 08/02/16