I-35 at Oltorf Street will get U-turn lanes

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Construction improvements on Interstate 35 at Oltorf Street is expected to start this fall.

The $42.6 million project reconstructs the interchange and will include the rebuilding of the Oltorf Street bridge, improving entrance/exit ramps and the additions of a north and south U-turn lane. Bicycle and pedestrian pathway will also be improved along the frontage roads.

Work should begin this fall and take a little less than three years to complete. The project is funded through the Texas Department of Transportation’s congestion relief initiative.

This isn’t the only stretch of the I-35 seeing improvements. In May, work began on the Slaughter Creek overpass. The old bridge was torn down and a new bridge will be built to include U-turns. Another $79 million is currently being used to widen lanes from William Cannon Drive to Stassney Lane. Work on the 3.2-mile project is expected to be complete in winter 2019/2020.

 

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