May 1, 2017
Filed Under: In the NewsAustin

Texas 130 teed up for major expansion as soon as 2018

With traffic dwarfing original projections a decade after the tollway’s first sections opened, Texas 130 is on the way to getting bigger.

And that expansion might come just in time to provide Central Texas travelers some relief when Interstate 35 through Austin undergoes what is likely to be a wrenching overhaul.

The Texas Department of Transportation has hired engineers to design an expansion from four to six lanes between Texas 130’s intersection with Texas 45 North in Pflugerville and Texas 71 near Austin’s airport. TxDOT has nailed down the estimated $195 million for design and construction of the added lanes over that 20.4-mile stretch and expects to begin construction by early 2018.

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