3 transportation projects to know in Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on I-35 frontage road improvements near Bebee Road on Sept. 7. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on I-35 frontage road improvements near Bebee Road on Sept. 7. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on I-35 frontage road improvements near Bebee Road on Sept. 7. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

I-35 frontage road improvements near Bebee Road

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on I-35 frontage road improvements near Bebee Road on Sept. 7. The work will close the ramp at exit 217 and open a new entrance ramp at Bebee Road.

Traffic will need to use exit 215 during the construction. Additionally, Bebee Road traffic will need to take a right onto the frontage road instead of being able to cut across the entrance ramp, which will be closed, according to the city of Kyle Facebook page.

According to a TxDOT spokesperson, the project “will reverse the Kyle Parkway entrance ramp and Kyle Crossing exit (#217).”

“During construction of the new entrance ramp, northbound I-35 frontage road traffic will travel through the signalized intersection at Kyle Crossing and access the next available entrance ramp, south of Robert S. Light Boulevard,” the spokesperson added.


This portion of the project is estimated to take 22 days with construction crews working 24/7 to complete the work. Weather permitting, police officers will be present to help with traffic control.

The RM 150 to Kyle Crossing project also includes extended lanes between entrance and exit ramps as well as a new frontage road bridge over Plum Creek.

Timeline: construction complete in early 2022

Cost: $21.9 million

Funding sources: Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, TxDOT

Posey Road now open

The Texas Department of Transportation has reopened Posey Road as a part of its I-35 at Posey Road project, which moved the interstate under the road.

According to a TxDOT spokesperson, “the remaining work on this project includes completing median work along the southbound I-35 mainlanes, as well as final paving and striping throughout the corridor.”

The project also added travel lanes at the frontage road intersections and U-turn lanes in each direction on Posey in addition to reversing six entrance and exit ramps and converting frontage roads to one way.

The work also aimed to improve sidewalks and bicycle paths. It added 8- to 10-foot wide shared-use paths throughout the corridor and 5- to 6-foot wide sidewalks at the intersection.

Timeline: construction complete in late 2021

Cost: $31.7 million

Funding source: TxDOT

Old Stagecoach Road lane closures

The city of Kyle began construction work to improve Old Stagecoach Road, which will cause street closures from Center Street to Veterans Drive.

According to a city of Kyle spokesperson, street crews will “excavate old/bad road surfacing at failed locations and replace it with stable material then overlay it with asphalt.” The spokesperson added that the project is a “temporary solution” before “a full reconstruction of the entire roadway.”

Residents who live on Old Stagecoach Road will need to park vehicles off the street during construction. Construction will take place Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Timeline: construction began Aug. 30

Cost: unknown

Funding source: city of Kyle Street maintenance and construction general fund

By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.



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