Proposed mobility improvements to 16 miles of I-35 between RM 1431 and US 183 were the highlight of an open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting took place at Cedar Ridge High School, located at 2801 Gattis School Road in Round Rock.
The North 16-mile Comprehensive Project is the second of three open houses to consider including express lanes and other safety and mobility improvements along I-35 in Travis County. The purpose of the North16 project is to improve safety and mobility for all users of I-35 while minimizing right-of-way, community and environmental impacts, and to provide a reliable travel time for cars and bus transit using the express lanes.
The approximate $300-$400 million North16 project would add an express lane in each direction and address all remaining safety and mobility improvements proposed under the Mobility35 program that are not included in a series of stand-alone projects between RM 1431 and US 183. Two alternatives are being considered, one express lane build alternative and a no-build, or do nothing, alternative. The build alternative includes direct transit access to the express lanes.
Open house participants were able to review project materials, ask questions, and submit comments.
Those unable to attend the meeting in-person can offer input online at a virtual open house that will be available Aug. 22 through Sept. 5 at www.mobility35openhouse.com.
An open house meeting for the Central 7-mile Comprehensive Project between US 183 and Riverside Drive will take place later this summer.
For media inquiries, contact Kelli.Reyna@txdot.gov or (512) 832-7060.