183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority plans to begin work on the 9-mile 183 North project in early 2022.

The $612 million project will run from MoPac to SH 45 on US 183 and has an estimated completion of 2026. It would add two tolled lanes and one non-tolled lane in each direction.


According to the Mobility Authority website, drivers using toll lanes can expect a 9-minute commute during morning and afternoon peak periods in 2035. For those using non-tolled lanes, morning commutes would be 24 minutes faster and afternoon commutes 16 minutes faster than if no improvements are constructed.

If you have a minute to share your thoughts about the project, we included a short survey below.

By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.