Texas proposes 3-level, tolled interstate in Austin

Austin American-Statesman » Transportation officials in Texas want to add capacity and toll lanes in both directions to Interstate 35 from Round Rock to Buda, near Austin. They hope to invest $8.1 billion in the 33-mile-long project, which would turn the road into one with three levels.

2022-04-22T07:59:24-08:00October 30th, 2017|Bridges, Highways, Texas, Tolling|

Even an 85 MPH Highway can’t fix Austin’s traffic tangle


In depth story on the current traffic congestion issues of Austin, Texas, article goes on to expand on the demographic and economic reasons for this. What comes across is how challenging it is for a major city to accommodate its growing population and maintain the transportation infrastructure necessary. It also briefly touches on the State Highway-130, a public-private partnership project  that has failed to alleviate the traffic on I-35 Austin’s main highway.  The highway was built too far to the east and despite having one of the highest speed limits in the country, no one is using it and it is headed towards bankruptcy.

2016-11-22T00:54:54-08:00December 17th, 2013|Public-Private Partnerships, Roads, Texas|
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