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Roundabout in Austin

Roundabout in Austin

 

Guess what? More road construction in Austin!!

No WAY, right?!

IH 35 is going to be taking the spotlight from Mopac in the coming years with improvements being made at 51st St. and Oltorf.

The first roundabout in Austin will be at the major intersection of 51st St. on the west side of IH 35.  This has been named the SECOND BUSIEST intersection in the state of Texas!!!!

The $16.5 million-dollar project intends on cutting around 4 minutes off the commute when navigating through this busy intersection.

With a target completion date of 2019, ground will be broken this November.  The roundabout in Austin will help to reduce the likelihood of crashes by 50-90%.  Wider bike and pedestrian lanes will also be included in this modern plan.

The 2nd project for IH 35 to be completed in 2019 is at Oltorf Rd.

There, the bridge will be reconstructed, bike lanes will be added, and walk/bike paths will be improved.

The cost of the project is estimated at $42.6 million dollars.

Austinites live such as active lifestyle that walk/bike path improvement is always enjoyed.  With the ever-increasing population, the roundabout in Austin is a welcome modification to the regular traffic flow.

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Sarah

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