TxDOT Hosts Ribbon Cutting for 71 Toll Project near ABIA
AUSTIN, TX The Texas Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and McCarthy Building Companies, announces the opening of the 71 Toll Project near the Austin- Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III, CTRMA Board of Directors Chairman Ray Wilkerson, ABIA Director of Aviation Jim Smith and McCarthy Building Companies Executive Vice President Kurt Knebel made special remarks at the ceremony, followed by the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.
71 Toll is part of the SH 71 Express Project that broke ground in January 2015. Project improvements include two new toll lanes (one in each direction), the re-aligning of FM 973 at SH 71, pedestrian and bicycle enhancements, the widening of Presidential Boulevard at SH 71, and maintaining and improving the current number of non-tolled general purpose lanes. These improvements are expected to cut the commute for thousands of drivers on a daily basis, and make accessing ABIA a more seamless process.