183 South Project: Overnight Detour for Bridge Deconstruction CANCELED Saturday and Sunday
(Austin, Texas) – The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) has completed the deconstruction of the Montopolis Drive bridge to northbound US 183 ahead of schedule, and planned overnight detours for Saturday and Sunday nights (6/16 and 6/17) have been canceled.
The bridge deck, beams, and bridge support columns were deconstructed and removed overnight on Friday, June 15. Work remaining includes the deconstruction of the retaining walls, which will be scheduled in the coming week(s). This remaining work will require re-routing southbound traffic over the Montopolis steel truss bridge, but will not require the significant detour that was implemented on Friday night.
The Mobility Authority and the 183 South project team thank the traveling public and our project neighbors for bearing with us during last night's construction activity.
Construction cameras capture the view where the Montopolis Drive bridge to northbound US 183 used to stand. The structure was deconstructed and removed overnight on Friday, June 15.
About 183 South:
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is building a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an eight-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 project will open in phases between 2019 and 2020, 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 in Williamson County, 290 Toll and the 71 Toll Lane in east Austin, and the MoPac Express Lane in central Austin. The agency is also building the eight-mile 183 South project in east Austin, and the four-mile SH 45SW toll road between FM 1626 and MoPac in southern Travis and northern Hays counties. For more information about the Mobility Authority, visit www.MobilityAuthority.com