I-35 at Wells Branch Parkway

Overview:

The project will include improvements to the intersections at FM 1825 and Wells Branch Parkway. The project will also include intersection bypass lanes to the I-35 frontage road to allow through traffic to bypass the traffic signal. In addition, entrance and exit ramps will be reconstructed on I-35 north and south of Wells Branch Parkway. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations will also be improved along the I-35 frontage road.

Need & Purpose
  • Improve safety and mobility, including:
    • Reduce bottlenecks for east/west traffic on the I-35 frontage roads and on FM 1825
    • Eliminate close proximity of traffic signals on Wells Branch Parkway at FM 1825 and the I-35 frontage roads
Project Description
  • Improve the intersection at Wells Branch Parkway and the I-35 frontage road
  • Improve the intersection at Wells Branch Parkway and FM 1825
  • Add intersection bypass lanes along I-35 frontage roads
  • Reconstruct four entrance and exit ramps on I-35 north and south of Wells Branch Parkway
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
Funding
  • Project development funded by TxDOT
  • Construction funded by Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and TxDOT
  • Construction cost: $29.2 million
Schedule
  • Finalized schematic and environmental documentation: anticipated late 2018
  • Begin Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E): anticipated late 2018
  • Complete PS&E: anticipated mid 2020
  • Construction letting: anticipated late 2021
  • Construction start: anticipated early 2022
  • Construction completion: anticipated early 2024

Project Vicinity Map

I-35 at Wells Branch Parkway

Contact

Public Information Officer

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

(512) 832-7000

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