TxDOT to close right-turn lane from RM 2222 to RM 620 through early spring as part of bypass project

The Texas Department of Transportation will close the right-turn lane from westbound RM 2222 to northbound RM 620 beginning Jan. 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Texas Department of Transportation will close the right-turn lane from westbound RM 2222 to northbound RM 620 beginning Jan. 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Department of Transportation will close the right-turn lane from westbound RM 2222 to northbound RM 620 beginning Jan. 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Beginning Jan. 20, the right-turn lane from westbound RM 2222 to northbound RM 620 will be closed, according to a Jan. 19 release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The right-turn lane is expected to be closed for several months until early spring, according to the release.

Throughout the closure, two westbound lanes on RM 2222 will remain open. According to the release, one lane will be a dedicated left-turn lane onto southbound RM 620, while the other will allow drivers to turn left, continue straight or turn right.

The closure will allow TxDOT to complete the remaining work on RM 2222 as part of the area's bypass project.

According to the TxDOT website, this series of projects aims to add additional capacity to the congested roadway and reduce travel times through the corridor.


TxDOT held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October marking the completion of the RM 2222 widening project. Additionally, the southbound lane of the new bypass road from RM 2222 to RM 620 is scheduled to open in April, after the northbound lane opened in summer 2021, according to a TxDOT spokesperson.

Construction on the bypass projects totals $27.2 million, with the city of Austin contributing $7.5 million from the 2016 voter-approved mobility bond.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.