What we reported
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority broke ground on the estimated $109 million SH 45 SW project in November 2016. The 3.6-mile toll road will connect MoPac to FM 1626, and Mobility Authority officials say it will help relieve congestion from neighborhood corridors, such as Brodie Lane, Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road. The project includes a four-lane toll road and a 10-foot-wide shared-use path.
The project is 88 percent complete, CTRMA spokesperson Steve Pustelnyk told Community Impact Newspaper on Jan. 9.
Crews are finishing the shared-use path, building trailhead parking areas, painting concrete structures and completing work on water-quality ponds.
The final milestone—laying the top layer of pavement and striping it—will not be able to occur until spring, Pustelnyk said. As it stands, CTRMA expects to begin final paving in March and, weather permitting, plans to open the road to traffic in April or May, he said.