Slaughter Lane diverging diamond intersection expected to open this weekend over MoPac

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From 3 p.m Saturday afternoon to 10 a.m. Sunday afternoon, Texas Department of Transportation will close the Slaughter Lane bridge over South MoPac Expressway in preparation of the intersection’s new diverging diamond configuration opening.

According to a TxDOT news release, the diverging diamond will be opened to traffic for the first time at 10 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting, once intersection striping in completed. The diverging diamond was designed to improve “traffic flow in the area.” Permanent signage and traffic signals will be installed by early 2019, the release stated.

Work beginning Saturday afternoon will close the Slaughter Lane at MoPac. The southbound exit ramp off MoPac will also be closed at the time, the release stated.

MoPac mainlanes under the Slaughter Lane bridge were completed earlier this fall and will remain open during the weekend construction. Businesses access in the area will not be impacted.

The MoPac Intersections Project, which will also bring construction to the MoPac and La Crosse Avenue intersection in 2019, began in January of this year. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2021.

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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