After weather delays, TxDOT moves forward with Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road overpass demolition

The bridge demolition will close I-35 lane closures from Oct. 14-19. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
The bridge demolition will close I-35 lane closures from Oct. 14-19. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The bridge demolition will close I-35 lane closures from Oct. 14-19. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

After a monthlong delay due to weather, the Texas Department of Transportation began the project to demolish the Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road overpass Oct. 14.

The project will cause closures near the intersection on I-35, with work expected to wrap up Oct. 19, said Laura Lopez, a public information officer at TxDOT.

I-35 southbound lanes will fully close at Conrads Lane beginning Oct 15 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The detour will take drivers to the Conrads Lane exit ramp and then to the Conrads entrance ramp.

Two I-35 southbound lanes and southbound frontage road will also close beginning Oct. 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Southbound frontage road traffic will detour to take the Watson Lane entrance ramp.

I-35 northbound lanes at Conrads Lane will be fully closed beginning Oct. 17 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Drivers will take the Kohlenberg Road exit ramp, then use the Watson Lane entrance ramp.


Two I-35 northbound lanes will also be closed at Conrads Lane beginning Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Northbound frontage road traffic will detour to the FM 306 entrance ramp.

Community Impact Newspaper previously reported the project had been delayed from its mid-September date and will create an underpass at the intersection.

The bridge portion of the project costs $63.8 million with funding coming from state and federal funds, Lopez said.
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.



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