Southernmost portion of SH 130 construction finishes; 85 mph speed limit reinstated

The SH 130 Concession Co. just completed a $90 million reconstruction project in June on the southernmost portion of the toll road.

The SH 130 Concession Co. just completed a $90 million reconstruction project in June on the southernmost portion of the toll road.

Reconstruction of the 41-mile section of SH 130 between South Austin and northeast of San Antonio wrapped up in June.

The $90 million project included removing 4 to 8 feet of material under the roadway and replacing it with treated material before crews repaved, according to the SH 130 Concession Co., which operates this portion of the tollway.

Initial cost estimates for the project were $60 million. However, the project scope expanded after construction began to include extensive repairs at the Boggy Creek Road overpass, said James Lovett, director of public affairs for the concession company.

The company leases the portion of the toll facility between SH 45 SE and I-10 from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The construction is separate from ongoing work on SH 130 that TxDOT is undertaking between SH 71 and SH 45 N. The project involves widening the toll road to three lanes in each direction.

Another project to add three new flyovers between SH 130 and Toll 290 is being overseen by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

Timeline: fall 2017-June 2019
Cost: $90 million
Funding source: SH 130 Concession Co.



Editor's note: This post was updated to correct the amount of material removed under the roadway.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.