3-year construction project at I-35 and Oltorf Street completed

A project to improve I-35 in South Austin near the intersection with Oltorf Street is complete as of June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy TxDOT)
A project to improve I-35 in South Austin near the intersection with Oltorf Street is complete as of June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy TxDOT)

A project to improve I-35 in South Austin near the intersection with Oltorf Street is complete as of June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy TxDOT)

A three-year, $42.6 million project that included the reconstruction of the Oltorf Street bridge over I-35 and the improvement of entrance and exit ramps is complete as of June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

In a video presented at the June 25 Texas Transportation Commission meeting, TTC Chairman J. Bruce Bugg said the project should reduce travel times in the area, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, said the improvements will improve and enhance safety.


The completed Oltorf Street project is part of ongoing TxDOT work along I-35 in Williamson, Travis and Hays counties.

In addition to the ongoing projects, TxDOT is planning to add two nontolled managed lanes to a stretch of I-35 that runs from Williamson County to Buda. That project, worth more than $5 billion, could begin construction in 2022.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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