MoPac Project Slated for Completion in Fall 2015
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hired CH2M HILL to design and build Express Lanes on north MoPac from Cesar Chavez Street to Parmer Lane. The firm began design work in April 2013. The project groundbreaking was held in October 2013 and the Express Lanes are expected to open as early as fall 2015. In addition to the Express Lanes, the MoPac Improvement Project includes aesthetic enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, plus the construction of sound walls to mitigate roadway noise. The Express Lanes will be constructed within the existing property limits, so no property is being acquired.
Lane closures are generally limited to Sunday nights from 5 pm to 6 am and Monday through Thursday 8 pm to 6 am. At times the Mobility Authority may approve lane closures outside these times if it helps expedite completion of the project. CH2M HILL will face financial penalties any time lanes are closed outside of approved times. Despite these restrictions and a concerted effort to keep traffic moving, drivers should still anticipate slowdowns and nearby residents should expect night time noise.
More information about the MoPac Improvement Project including detailed lane closure information can be found on our project site, www.MoPacExpress.com. You can also access project videos showing what it will be like to drive the new lanes.
Estimated project length: Approximately 11 miles, from Parmer Lane to Cesar Chavez Street, with a transition to the existing lanes south of Lady Bird Lake.
In September 2012, the Mobility Authority hosted a workshop on Express Lanes, the MoPac Improvement Project and other future Express Lane projects coming to our region. Click below to view the presentations seen at the Workshop.