The I-35 at Slaughter Creek overpass project is part of ongoing efforts to improve mobility, safety and connectivity along I-35 through the capital area.
AUSTIN – As part of the I-35 at Slaughter Creek overpass project, the Texas Department of Transportation will open the newly constructed southbound to northbound I-35 U-turn bridge at Slaughter Creek. The I-35 at Slaughter Creek overpass project is part of ongoing efforts to improve mobility, safety and connectivity along I-35 through the capital area.
The U-turn bridge is expected to open Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. (subject to change).
The I-35 at Slaughter Creek overpass project is replacing the Slaughter Creek overpass with a new, wider bridge and constructing a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge. In addition, the project includes widening the southbound I-35 frontage road to two lanes through the Slaughter Creek intersection and installing safety lighting from Slaughter Lane to Onion Creek Parkway.
Construction of the $9.2 million project is funded by voter-approved Proposition 1. Proposition 1, which dedicated a portion of oil and gas tax revenue to the state highway fund, was approved in November 2014 by Texas voters. The contractor for the project is Capital Excavation Company. The I-35 Slaughter Creek overpass project is expected to be complete by the end of the month, weather permitting.