Major renovations on a significant portion of I-35 in Round Rock from RM 1431 to FM 3406 are officially complete as of June 18.

Information from the Texas Department of Transportation states the project widened the northbound I-35 frontage road from two to three lanes, relocated the RM 1431 exit No. 256, constructed a new extended entrance and exit lane on the northbound I-35 frontage road, and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout the corridor.

“The RM 1431 to FM 3406 corridor is key to moving people and goods through Round Rock,” TxDOT Austin Area Engineer Tucker Ferguson said in a news release from TxDOT. “This project significantly reduces bottlenecking caused by weaving and merging on the mainlanes and greatly improves mobility along the frontage road.”

The $10.7 million project was funded by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and TxDOT. The contractor for the project was Jordan Foster Construction, the release states.