South Austin motorists should brace for lane closures, delays on I-35 this week

This is a view of the new William Cannon Drive bridge from I-35 in South Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
This is a view of the new William Cannon Drive bridge from I-35 in South Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

This is a view of the new William Cannon Drive bridge from I-35 in South Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

As part of ongoing roadwork on I-35 from Stassney Lane and William Cannon Drive, motorists should anticipate lane closures and some delays on the interstate and its frontage roads from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

From 8 p.m.-6 a.m. nightly, the I-35 southbound left lane will be closed between W. Hwy. 71 and Slaughter Lane. According to TxDOT, entrance and exit ramps along the stretch may be closed temporarily through the week due to the work.


Four separate frontage road lane closures will be in effect daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., including the closure of:

  • the right lane of the I-35 northbound frontage road from Boggy Creek Drive to Stassney Lane;

  • the left lane of the I-35 northbound frontage road from Stassney to Teri Road;

  • the right lane of the I-35 southbound frontage road from Colonial Park Boulevard to William Cannon Drive; and

  • the Stassney right turn lane at the southbound frontage road.


Roadwork in the area is expected to continue until the middle of 2021, according to the latest update from TxDOT. The $78.8 million project reconstructed the William Cannon and Stassney bridges and has improved ramps on and off I-35 over the past four years.
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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