Traffic Alert: Short Term, Long Term Closures Drivers Should Expect This Week On 183 South

Traffic Alert: Short Term, Long Term Closures Drivers Should Expect This Week On 183 South
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Staff Report

Short and long term lane, road closures and detours that may impact drivers along US 183 and adjacent roadways in east Austin.

Below is an overview of the 183 South project’s lane, road, and ramp closures. Work continues along US 183, including bridge construction, roadway installation, sound wall work, utility work.

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the transportation system in Williamson and Travis counties.

The Mobility Authority is overseen by a seven-member Board of Directors. The Governor appoints the Chairman, and the Travis and Williamson counties Commissioners Courts each appoint three members to serve on the Board.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLOSURES ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

• US 183 Short & Long Term Closures & Detours •

 

**Beginning Saturday, July 13, all northbound US 183 traffic will shift onto a new bridge over the Colorado River to accommodate the demolition and reconstruction of the existing northbound bridge.

The work will require a long-term closure of the northbound exit to Airport Boulevard, 7th Street, 5th Street, and East Cesar Chavez Street.

Northbound US 183 drivers wishing to reach those roads will continue north on US 183 to a U-turn located near Bolm Road.

After taking the U-turn and entering southbound US 183, they will exit at Levander Loop to access Airport Boulevard and the other downtown routes. In addition to this detour, a number of other travel routes will be impacted. Please visit our website for details.**

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Short Term

ROAD CLOSURE 9/15/19 to 9/21/19 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
Fri (9/6) 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sun-Thurs (9/8-12) 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Fri-Sat (9/13-14) 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., US 183 northbound closed at SH 71 and SH 71 eastbound to US 183 northbound cloverleaf closed at US 183.

LANE CLOSURE 9/16/19 to 9/20/19 INTERSECTION WORK
Mon-Fri (9/16-20) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., U-turn(s) at Manor/Springdale Road will be closed. Not simultaneously.

LANE CLOSURE 9/16/19 to 9/20/19 INTERSECTION WORK
Mon-Fri (9/16-20) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., US 183 southbound right turn lane at Manor/Springdale Road closed and right turn lane at eastbound Manor Road closed.

LANE CLOSURE 9/16/19 to 9/17/19 PAVING
Monday (9/16) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., US 183 southbound main lane will be reduced to one lane MLK Blvd. to Bluestein Drive.

LANE CLOSURE 9/16/19 to 9/17/19 PAVING
Monday (9/16) 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., US 183 southbound will be reduced to one lane from Thompson Lane to SH 71.

LANE CLOSURE 9/16/19 to 9/20/19 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
Mon-Thurs (9/16-19) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., SH 71 westbound main lane reduced to one lane from Dalton to E. Riverside Dr.

ROAD CLOSURE 9/17/19 to 9/18/19 ROADWAY STRIPING
Tuesday (9/17) 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Techni Center eastbound westbound will be closed at US 183 southbound.

RAMP CLOSURE 9/17/19 to 9/18/19 PAVING
Tuesday (9/17) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Old Bastrop Hwy northbound will be closed from Dalton to US 183.

Long Term

RAMP CLOSURE Beginning August 26, 2019 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Beginning as early as Sunday, August 26, at 6 pm and lasting approximately 10-12 months, the SH 71 westbound exit ramp to US 183 southbound will be closed. Detour by exiting for the U-turn at E. Riverside Drive and heading eastbound on SH 71 to the US 183 southbound exit.

ROAD CLOSURE 6/1/19 to 3/31/20 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
Vargas Road closed from US 183 southbound to Lynch Lane.

ROAD CLOSURE 6/1/19 to 3/31/20 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
Continuous closure extended, Interchange Blvd. at US 183.

ROAD CLOSURE 6/1/19 to 3/31/20 UTILITY WORK
Bluestein Drive (East of 183) is continuously closed

ROAD CLOSURE 7/31/19 to 3/31/20 ROAD BASE INSTALLATION
Continuous closure extended Clovis Street at Montopolis Drive

ROAD CLOSURE 10/11/18 to 12/31/20 PERMANENT CLOSURE
The signalized crossing of US 183 at 51st Street is permanently closed and the traffic signal has been removed. Drivers must utilize the U-turns at MLK and Manor/Springdale Road as an alternative to cross over US 183.

ROAD CLOSURE 10/15/18 to 12/31/20 INTERSECTION WORK
The crossing of US 183 at Central Ave is permanently closed. Drivers will instead use the U-turns at MLK and Bolm Road to reach the other side of US 183.

ROAD CLOSURE 10/15/18 to 12/31/20 INTERSECTION WORK
The crossing of US 183 at Hudson Street is permanently closed. Drivers will instead use the U-turns at MLK and Bolm Road to reach the other side of US 183.

ROAD CLOSURE 10/15/18 to 12/31/20 INTERSECTION WORK
The TechniCenter Drive crossing at US 183 is permanently closed

ROAD CLOSURE 11/5/18 to 12/31/20 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
The US 183 underpass at Bolm Road is CLOSED PERMANENTLY to eastbound and westbound cross traffic and the traffic signal will be removed. Bolm Road eastbound traffic will detour via the south to north U-turn at Levander Loop to access US 183 northbound. Bolm Road westbound traffic will detour via a new temporary north to south U-turn located just north of Bolm Road to access US 183 Southbound.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE 2/9/19 to 10/11/19 PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Beginning Saturday (2/9) Springdale Pedestrian Bridge will be closed for Demo/Reconstruction until October 2019. Ped traffic to detour at Springdale/Manor crossings

ROAD CLOSURE 6/1/19 to 8/30/19 ROADWAY BASE INSTALLATION
Bluestein Dr (West of 183) is continuously closed until August 30th at 6 AM

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) is an independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the transportation system in Williamson and Travis counties.

According to their website, their mission is “to implement innovative, multi-modal transportation solutions that reduce congestion and create transportation choices that enhance quality of life and economic vitality.”
The Mobility Authority was created and operates under the Texas Transportation Code Chapter 370 and is authorized under state law to implement a wide range of transportation systems including roadways, airports, seaports and transit services.
The Mobility Authority is authorized to issue revenue bonds to fund projects and can utilize user fees and/or taxes to fund operations and repay bonds.


 

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