Work begins on I-35, Slaughter Creek overpass

Work begins on I-35, Slaughter Creek overpass (KXAN Photo)
Work begins on I-35, Slaughter Creek overpass (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Drivers who regularly exit the Slaughter Creek overpass on Interstate 35 will notice some changes over the next few months.

Crews started working on constructing a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge this week. In addition, the $9.2 million project includes widening the southbound I-35 frontage road to two lanes through the Slaughter Creek intersection and installing safety lighting from Slaughter Lane to Onion Creek Parkway.

“The new Slaughter Creek bridge will replace the existing narrow bridge that is frequently damaged by vehicles too large to properly make the U-turn movements and will raise the height of the bridge over the I-35 mainlanes to meet today’s standards,” said Mike McKissick, TxDOT area engineer.

Construction is funded by Proposition 1, which was approved by voters in 2014. Work on the project is expected to last one year.

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