183 Toll Direct Connectors Open
(Austin, Texas) — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) is completing the phased opening of the 183 Toll Road with the opening of the tolled direct connector flyover ramps between the 183 Toll Road and SH 71. Both the south-to-west and east-to-north flyovers are expected to open as early as Feb. 24, 2021*, marking completion of the final tolled elements of the 183 South project.
Drivers who do not wish to use the toll road and pay a toll can still use the new and improved non-tolled general-purpose lanes of US 183 by following the “Last Free Exit” signs at either end of the 183 Toll Road, or by continuing on the general-purpose lanes and avoiding entrance ramps to the tolled lanes from any point along the corridor.
The toll rate for a full-length trip on the 8-mile 183 Toll Road is $2.30 for drivers with an electronic tag like TxTag, TollTag or EZ-Tag. The cost to use the tolled direct connector flyover ramps between the 183 Toll Road and SH 71 will be an additional $0.59 with a tag. Drivers who do not wish to use the toll road or tolled flyovers can still use the new and improved non-tolled general-purpose lanes of US 183.
TxTag customers should be aware that there could be a delay in billing for tolls on the 183 Toll Road due to ongoing system upgrades at TxTag. For any questions about your electronic tag, please contact your tag provider. For more information on toll rates, how customers can pay their toll bill, and how to save money with an electronic tag, visit our website.
Although opening of the direct connector ramps between US 183 and SH 71 marks completion of the final tolled project elements, drivers should note that there will still be some roadway construction and other project elements to complete over the next several months.
For more information, visit the 183 South Project website.
*Dates are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.
About 183 South:
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is building a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an 8-mile section of US 183 between US 290 and SH 71. In addition, the Mobility Authority is reconstructing and improving the non-tolled US 183 general purpose lanes and adding $25 million worth of pedestrian and bicyclist facilities. The full length of 183 Toll is now open and full project completion is expected in early 2021, offering greater mobility for all users of the corridor.
About the Mobility Authority:
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a local, independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the regional transportation system in Travis and Williamson Counties. The Mobility Authority implements innovative and sustainable transportation options to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in Central Texas. The Mobility Authority operates 183A Toll, 290 Toll, the 71 Toll Lane, the MoPac Express Lane, the 45SW Toll Road, and the 183 Toll Road. The agency is finishing construction of the 8-mile 183 South Project and the 290/130 Flyovers Project. For more information about the Mobility Authority, visit www.MobilityAuthority.com