Detours for La Crosse Avenue at MoPac go into effect March 29


Beginning March 29, La Crosse Avenue will be closed between north and southbound MoPac Expressway lanes for the construction of a new bridge above the expressway.

According to a March 28 news release by the Texas Department of Transportation, detours to cross the expressway will be in place until the end of the summer, taking eastbound La Crosse traffic to South Bay Lane and westbound traffic to Slaughter Lane.

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 bridge at Slaughter opened to traffic last November.

According to TxDOT, detour signs will be posted, and police will be on-site for at least one week to help direct cars through the new traffic pattern.

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  1. I’m glad to see they’re finally moving forward, but a little disappointed there’s still going to be a light at southbound MoPac and La Crosse. It’s a pity they couldn’t have found a way to make the southbound intersection function like the northbound intersection will during this phase of construction. Evening traffic backs up past the Slaughter to southbound Mo-Pac on-ramp because of the light, and I was hoping this would finally put an end to that. Now it seems that we’ll have the regular traffic in that line, PLUS the few folks that would have gotten over in the turn lane to cross La Crosse. Ah well, just a few more months, I suppose.

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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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