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.


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