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Construction to Temporarily Restrict Some Travel between FM 969 (MLK Jr. Blvd.) and US 183

For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Pustelnyk
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
512-996-9778 (office)
512-680-9997 (cell)

(Austin, Texas) – Beginning June 19, 2017, and lasting approximately two weeks, construction work will temporarily block some access to and from US 183 at FM 969 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.). Drivers heading east on FM 969 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) will not be able to turn left on northbound US 183 and drivers heading north on US 183 will not be able to exit at FM 969, then drive across FM 969 and re-enter northbound US 183. In addition, drivers exiting southbound US 183 at FM 969 will not be able to turn left onto eastbound FM 969 and they will not be able to cross over FM 969 and re-enter southbound US 183.

The restriction of these movements is necessary so crews can raise the elevation of the entry and exit ramps to US 183 on the north side of FM 969 and raise the elevation of FM 969 to meet up with a new bridge that has been constructed across US 183. Later this summer FM 969 traffic will be transitioned onto the new bridge so work to demolish the old FM 969 bridge over US 183 can begin.

Signed detours will be in place during the ramp work to help drivers navigate around the closures. (See Maps Below)

Map showing traffic impacts at FM 969 (MLK Jr. Blvd) for Phase I

Map showing alternate routes at FM 969 (MLK Jr. Blvd) for Phase I

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 will be 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 Lanes in east Austin, and the northbound MoPac Express Lane segment between RM 2222 and Parmer Lane. The agency is also finishing construction of the 11-mile MoPac Express Lane project, building the eight-mile 183 South in east Austin, and constructing 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.

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