New La Crosse Avenue bridge set to open April 16 in South Austin

Construction has been ongoing at La Crosse Avenue in Southwest Austin since early 2019. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction has been ongoing at La Crosse Avenue in Southwest Austin since early 2019. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Construction has been ongoing at La Crosse Avenue in Southwest Austin since early 2019. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation will open the new La Crosse Avenue bridge over MoPac in the evening of April 16 and will open new MoPac main lanes underneath the bridge.

The bridge will be open to one lane of traffic in each direction as construction on the bridge’s pedestrian sidewalks is completed.

The new MoPac main lanes will allow travelers to drive north or south through the intersection without stopping at a traffic signal.

Detours have been in place for the intersection since March 2019.

The construction at La Crosse is part of the second phase of the MoPac Intersections Project, a $53.5 million effort to create MoPac through lanes at the La Crosse and Slaughter intersections. The new diverging diamond bridge and intersection for Slaughter Lane north of La Crosse opened in November 2018.


All planned work on the project is scheduled for early 2021 completion.