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I-35 from RM 2243 to SE Inner Loop


The project includes intersection improvements to alleviate an existing bottleneck at the intersection of RM 2243 and I-35, southbound frontage road improvements, and operational improvements along RM 2243 from Woodmont Drive to Scenic Drive.

Need & Purpose

  • Improve safety and mobility

Project Description

  • Replace existing bridge at RM 2243 with a taller, wider bridge that includes three additional designated turn lanes
  • Improve existing southbound I-35 frontage road from RM 2243 to north of SE Inner Loop
  • Add braided entrance/exit ramps along the southbound I-35 frontage road between RM 2243 and SE Inner Loop
  • Provide a northbound to southbound U-turn bridge
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian sidewalks and paths


  • Project development funded by TxDOT
  • Construction is funded
  • Construction cost estimate: $37.2 million


  • Finalize schematic and environmental documentation: anticipated mid-2021
  • Begin Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E): anticipated mid-2021
  • Complete PS&E: anticipated mid-2023
  • Construction letting: anticipated late 2023*
  • Construction start: anticipated late 2023*
  • Construction completion: anticipated late 2025*

*Dates are contingent on funding.


Project Vicinity Map

RM 2243 to SE Inner Loop map


Public Information Officer
(512) 832-7000

TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

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