Construction reduces lanes in downtown Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If your morning commute takes you through downtown Austin you might want to plan some extra time starting Monday morning.

Construction is starting on a water line near the Capitol. Crews will begin work on west 11th Street between Colorado Street and Congress Avenue.

On Trinity Street the east lane will be closed from 15th to 14th Street. Heading northbound on San Antonio Street there will be one lane around West 2nd Street.

The goal is to bring reclaimed water to downtown Austin, which conserves the water supply. It is also used to for irrigation and to cool towers.

Work will also continue to cleanup and restore Butler Park.

Drivers and cyclists are warned to pay attention to traffic signals during the construction.

You can expect more lane closures as the work progresses eastward. We will keep you updated with the lane closures. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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