SH 45 SW ribbon cutting rescheduled for May 25

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A ribbon-cutting celebration for SH 45 SW will take place May 25 from 1-3 p.m.

The ribbon-cutting “jubilee” will include food, live music, games, informational booths and presentations from local community leaders, according to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Parking for the event—which will take place at the highway’s bridge over Bear Creek—is accessible from the SH 45 SW entrance on FM 1626 and will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The ribbon cutting was originally scheduled for May 18, however inclement weather last week forced the Mobility Authority to postpone the event. Final paving for the project was also delayed due to weather, but the road is scheduled to open to motorists June 1, weather permitting.

SH 45 SW is a 3.6-mile toll road that includes two lanes in each direction and entrances at the south end of MoPac Expressway, Bliss Spillar Road and FM 1626. The toll costs $1 each way.

Once open, the Mobility Authority will offer drivers with an active TxTag free trips on the road through the end of June, Director of External Affairs Dee Anne Heath said.

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Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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