Stories to follow in 2019: Construction could start in 2020 on US 183 toll lanes

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What we reported

Progress on planning the US 183 North project, which will add four toll lanes between MoPac and RM 620, stalled in late 2017 after the governor announced no toll projects could use voter-approved funds from propositions 1 and 7.

The latest

The Texas Transportation Commission is expected to approve Jan. 31 a project development agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Mobility Authority Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein said after getting that approval the agency can procure a contractor to design and build the project. Construction is expected to start in spring 2020, and the project will also include adding a fourth continuous nontolled lane that TxDOT will fund.

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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