TxDOT Opens Two New Flyovers on the 183 Flyover Project
“The intersection of I-35 at US 183 is key to the movement of people and goods throughout Central Texas,” said Tucker Ferguson, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Austin District Engineer. “The opening of these two new flyovers will significantly improve mobility and traffic flow throughout the area and reduce congestion along the frontage roads and cross streets for the thousands of people who travel through this interchange every day.”
These new flyovers are part of the I-35 from Rundberg Lane to US 290 East project. The project is adding three new flyovers at the I-35/US 183 interchange and reconstructing the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover. The third new flyover from northbound US 183 to northbound I-35 is currently under construction and is expected to open in fall 2021.
To begin the reconstruction of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover, crews will close the existing structure. Crews will demolish and reconstruct a portion of the flyover to lessen the incline and reduce delays caused by larger vehicles that use the interchange. Entrance and exit ramps in this area are also being reconfigured to improve merging and weaving along I-35. This work is anticipated to take approximately four months to complete.
This $124.2-million Texas Clear Lanes project began construction in 2018 and is anticipated to be complete in mid-2021.