I-35 work near Stassney Lane and William Cannon Drive could be completed this summer

While the Stassney Lane bridge opened Jan. 8, construction in the area on I-35 in South Austin continues. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
While the Stassney Lane bridge opened Jan. 8, construction in the area on I-35 in South Austin continues. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

While the Stassney Lane bridge opened Jan. 8, construction in the area on I-35 in South Austin continues. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation is still on track to complete I-35 work near the new Stassney Lane and William Cannon Drive bridges this summer.

Crews in April are reconstructing the southbound I-35 exit ramp for William Cannon Drive and have closed Exit 228 to complete the work, according to a news release by the department.


The work is part of a $79 million TxDOT project to improve I-35 from north of Stassney to south of William Cannon Drive as well as the overpass bridges above it. The William Cannon bridge was demolished beginning in March 2018 and rebuilt by late 2018. The old Stassney bridge was demolished in August and took about six months to replace.

The new Stassney bridge over I-35 opened Jan. 8. It is a six-lane bridge and includes two lanes and a left-turn lane in each direction.

Other work associated with the project has included the creation of new service road U-turn lanes and ramps and the widening of I-35 main lanes in the area.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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