LANE CLOSURES: Overnight I-35, US 183 closures planned for Thursday, Monday

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Updated 3:35 p.m.

The Texas Department of Transportation will be closing part of I-35 on Thursday night and a section of US 183 on Monday night in the Austin area to allow crews to remove overhead signs.

The state agency is in the midst of several construction projects along I-35 in Central Texas. At Oltorf Street in South Austin, TxDOT is reconstructing the bridge and improving the interchange south of Woodland Avenue to Woodward Street, according to TxDOT. Work includes improving entrance and exit lanes and ramps as well as adding U-turns at Oltorf.

At the US 183 interchange in North Austin, the state agency is adding three direct connect flyovers between I-35 and US 183. Other work includes rebuilding the St. Johns Avenue bridge, adding frontage road U-turns and adding bypass lanes so drivers can avoid the traffic signal at St. Johns, according to TxDOT.

TxDOT released information Wednesday on the overnight closures on I-35 and US 183:

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • Starting at 9 p.m., Woodland Avenue at I-35 will be closed to traffic, and drivers will have to use either Oltorf Street or Riverside Drive to cross I-35.
  • From 11:45 p.m.-5 a.m., all southbound and northbound I-35 main lanes will be closed near Oltorf, and traffic will be diverted onto the frontage road. The southbound Woodland entrance ramp will also be closed during this time.

Rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 29

  • From 11 p.m.-5 a.m. all southbound US 183 lanes near I-35 will be closed. Traffic will be diverted to the frontage road, and drivers will be able to re-enter at Cameron Road.
  • The southbound I-35 frontage road at East Huntland Drive near US 183 will also be closed from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Drivers will be detoured to Middle Fiskville Road.

Editor’s note: This post was updated with new information from TxDOT.

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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