Here's how you can weigh in on I-35 improvements south of Riverside

TxDOT's new map will help drivers know when to avoid I-35.

TxDOT's new map will help drivers know when to avoid I-35.

Residents can share their feedback tonight on $300 million worth of proposed I-35 improvements between SH 45 SE and Riverside Drive at a Texas Department of Transportation open house from 5-7 p.m. at Akins High School.

Akins High School is located at 10701 S. First St. in Austin. Akins High School is located at 10701 S. First St. in Austin.[/caption]

The so-called South 10-mile Comprehensive Project is designed to improve mobility and safety by adding one express lane in each direction and addressing improvements that are not already included in other standalone projects on the road. There are a number of separate TxDOT projects underway, including at Oltorf Street, at 51st Street, at William Cannon Drive and at the Slaughter Creek overpass reconstruction.

At the open house, residents can come and go to view project designs and receive updates from TxDOT on transit access at Slaughter Lane and SH 45 SE, the variable toll express lane ramps at Riverside, the location and design of entrance and exit ramps, and other proposed improvements. Residents can weigh in on two alternatives being considered and the “no-build” option, according to a TxDOT news release.

TxDOT is also offering a virtual open house Jan. 12-26 at www.mobility35openhouse.com.