Southbound US 183 to close for construction May 11

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US 183 southbound between 51st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed Saturday, May 11, from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. due to construction, according to a May 10 news release from the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured onto westbound 51st Street. To regain access to US 183 southbound, drivers will turn left on Springdale Road and then left on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which is also known as FM 969. From there, they will be able to turn right back onto US 183.

The closure is expected to impact drivers headed toward Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The construction in part of the CTRMA’s ongoing $743 million project to build a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an eight-mile section of US 183 between Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 71. The new toll lanes will open in phases and is expected to be completed by 2020.

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Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.
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