Know these Interstate 35 overnight closures in the Austin area before hitting the road this week, June 4-7

Drivers can expect to see some changes on I-35 in 2017 as construction continues near the Slaughter Creek area in Southwest Austin.

Drivers can expect to see some changes on I-35 in 2017 as construction continues near the Slaughter Creek area in Southwest Austin.

Various construction work continues along I-35 during the next week. Here are some of the notable lane and ramp closures scheduled by the Texas Department of Transportation:

Travis County


• The Woodward Street entrance ramp will be closed and northbound traffic between Woodward Street and Woodland Avenue will be reduced to one lane Sunday through Wednesday nights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

• Several southbound exit ramps will be closed overnight throughout the week. Southbound Exit 245 near Howard Lane will be closed 9 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday morning. Southbound Exit 243 between Howard and Rundberg Lane will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and southbound Exit 241 near Rundberg Lane will be closed Wednesday night until Thursday morning.

• From Ben White Boulevard to Slaughter Lane, alternating southbound lanes will be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Williamson County


• From SH 45 until the RM 620 exit, various northbound outside and center lane closures will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday nights.

• The Hesters Crossing Road entrance ramp will be closed Sunday and Monday nights, and a new temporary ramp will open Thursday morning.

• The SH 45 North exit ramps in both directions to I-35 North will be closed 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday nights. TxDOT recommends using the previous ramps and following the access road to reach I-35.
By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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