I-35 from RM 2243 to Southeast Inner Loop

Overview:

The project includes the construction of a Continuous Flow Intersection, which is an innovative intersection, to alleviate an existing bottleneck at the intersection of RM 2243 and I-35. The project also includes operational improvements from Woodmont Drive to Railroad Avenue.

Need & Purpose
  • Increase safety and mobility, including
    • Improve traffic flow from westbound RM 2243 to southbound I-35
    • Reduce the number of potential conflicts between through traffic and left-turn traffic
Project Description
  • Replace traditional intersection with a continuous flow intersection
  • Replace existing bridge at RM 2243
  • Improve existing I-35 southbound frontage road from RM 2243 to north of SE Inner Loop
  • Reverse entrance/exit ramps along the I-35 southbound frontage road between RM 2243 and SE Inner Loop
  • Provide a northbound to southbound U-turn
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
Funding
  • Project development funded by TxDOT
  • Construction is not funded
  • Construction cost estimate: $37.2 million
Schedule
  • Finalize schematic and environmental documentation: anticipated summer 2017
  • Begin Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E): anticipated summer 2017
  • Complete PS&E: anticipated winter 2019/2020
  • Construction letting: anticipated winter 2019/2020*
  • Construction start: anticipated spring 2020*
  • Construction completion: anticipated spring 2021*

*Dates are contingent on funding.

Project Vicinity Map

I-35 from RM 2243 to Southeast Inner Loop

Contact

Public Information Officer

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

(512) 832-7000

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