TxDOT opens new I-35 ramps at McNeil Road/RM 620

Braided ramp design eliminates merging conflicts

Northbound drivers on I-35 can now exit toward McNeil Road and RM 620 via newly constructed braided ramps.

Officials from the Texas Department of TransportationCity of Round Rock and Williamson County marked the opening of the new exit ramps with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Funded by Proposition 1, the project included construction of braided ramps (where one ramp crosses over the other) along the northbound I-35 mainlanes between Hester’s Crossing and RM 620 to eliminate merging conflicts, with the goal to enhance safety and mobility along I-35 between U.S. 79 and SH 45 North. Construction began in July 2016 and wasn’t expected to be completed until 2019.

The $28.1 million project also included reconstruction of the north and southbound frontage road intersections at I-35 and U.S. 79 and addition of a third left-turn lane for westbound U.S. 79.

For more information on TxDOT’s Mobility 35 project, visit my35.org/Capital.


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