Road closures begin along SH 71 westbound

FILE - Road Closed (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Road Closed (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — TxDOT will begin multiple road closures along westbound SH 71 beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a full closure of Fallwell Lane at westbound SH 71 that will last approximately six weeks. Drivers coming from Fallwell Lane to east or westbound SH 71 are going to be detoured to the southbound SH 130 frontage road. Those coming from east and westbound SH 71 will be detoured to the northbound SH 130 frontage road.

Bessie Avenue and Royster Avenue at westbound SH 71 will also be closed for the next six weeks. Drivers headed from either direction will be detoured to FM 973 then to Eva Street.

FM 973 north at westbound SH 71 is also closed for three days of construction. Those traveling on FM 973 will be detoured to U.S. 183 and FM 969.

Roads signs are in place to remind drivers of the closures and the detours. TxDOT advises drivers to allow extra time than usual when traveling around the closed areas. 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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