Those looking to bypass traffic congestion have a choice to use 183A Toll.
Drivers who prefer not to pay a toll have a choice to use the non-tolled lanes on US 183 or the 183A frontage roads north of RM 1431.
The Mobility Authority’s first project, 183A Toll, extends eleven miles northward from RM 620 in northwest Austin through Cedar Park and Leander in Williamson County. The project, which consists of tolled mainlanes with non-tolled frontage roads at the north end, has significantly improved travel times and reduced traffic on adjacent roadways, including US 183. Growth along the 183 corridor has continued to drive the need for congestion relief. The Mobility Authority is proposing to extend 183A further north to SH 29 in the future.
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USE YOUR TOLL TAG OR DRIVE ON THROUGH, WE’LL BILL YOU
183A Toll is completely automated with no need to stop or even slow down at toll booths. The choice is yours – utilize the all-electronic, or cashless, tolling method of payment through a tag account; or if you don’t have a tag just keep moving, and we’ll bill you through the Pay By Mail program.
In Texas, there are multiple transportation agencies that are authorized to operate toll roads, issue their own toll tag, and do their own billing. In the Austin area, there are two: the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT/TxTag) and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority).
Customers can pay their tolls with a TxTAG, TollTag, or EZ TAG and get a 25% discount, or they can choose to Pay By Mail. Pay By Mail customers are billed using a picture of their license plate, and are charged a $1.15 statement fee per bill. Vehicle registration information must be up to date in order for the bill to be sent to the correct address. Pay By Mail is available on all toll roads in Central Texas, although you may receive separate bills depending on which agency operated the road you traveled on.
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2017 183A Toll Rates and Plaza Locations
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LEARN MORE ABOUT 183A TOLL
PHASES I, II, & III
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Phase I. The first phase that was developed and constructed by the Mobility Authority was an 11.6 mile tolled expressway between RM 620 and New Hope Road, and non-tolled frontage roads from RM 1431 northward to the South San Gabriel River. It opened in March 2007.
Phase II. The second phase extended the tolled mainlanes five miles north from RM 1431 to Hero Way. The extension opened in April 2012 and resulted in a significant shift of traffic from the non-tolled frontage roads to the new tolled mainlanes.
Intersection Improvements. Non-tolled operational improvements and enhancements to the US 183/183A (North) intersection were delivered to make the intersection safer and easier to navigate, and to enable better access to developments along 183A. The project entailed pavement widening, drainage improvements, signal adjustments, and minor new road construction of CR 276. It also included access road reconstruction on the west side of the intersection and stub out connection for the future extension of a new road, Bryson Ridge Trail, on the east side of the intersection. The improvements facilitate smoother and safer turning movements and feature a more traditional design for improved access across the southbound lanes. These safety and operational enhancements were made possible through a partnership that included the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the City of Leander through the Pass Through Program, and an adjacent developer (currently Crescent) opened to traffic in September 2015.
Phase III. This 5.3 mile roadway would extend 183A north from Hero Way to SH 29 and have three tolled lanes in each direction. The Mobility Authority’s proposed highway would be located within the existing TxDOT right-of-way and within the median of the existing US 183 corridor. Schematic design, traffic modeling, and environmental investigations are currently underway.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities. 183A Toll Shared Use Path includes a ten-foot-wide, seven-mile long dedicated bicycle and pedestrian path that borders the 183A facility from South Brushy Creek to Hero Way. It also includes a trailhead and pedestrian bridge that crosses Brushy Creek as well as a connection to Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Regional Trail.
PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
183A toll road has significantly improved travel times and reduced traffic on adjacent roadways including US 183. View detailed information regarding traffic volumes and travel times by clicking here.
Drivers using 183A emit significantly less pollutants associated with global warming and unhealthy ground level ozone. Drivers also use less fuel.
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