The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.
Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/Springdale Road. Traffic will shift to this brand-new stretch of roadway overnight Friday, April 20 so that crews can begin construction of the 183 South expressway lanes.
The Mobility Authority is building a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an eight-mile section of U.S. 183 between U.S. 290 and SH 71. In addition, the Mobility Authority will be reconstructing and improving the non-tolled U.S. 183 general-purpose lanes and adding $25 million worth of pedestrian and bicyclist facilities.
This traffic shift marks significant progress toward meeting the interim milestone for the project, which targets opening the first section of the new 183 South expressway between Manor/Springdale Road and TechniCenter Drive in 2019. The project will open in phases between 2019 and 2020, offering greater mobility for all users of the corridor.
The opening of the new southbound general-purpose lanes between Manor/Springdale Road and 51st Street is expected in mid-May, and will facilitate the reopening of the Loyola Lane intersection on the west side of U.S. 183. The Loyola Lane crossing will remain closed until later this year. The reopening of Loyola Lane west of U.S. 183 will allow right-turn movements between Loyola Lane and U.S. 183, restoring access for residents and businesses.