Get ready for delays on MoPac for next several months


by KRIS BETTS / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Updated Saturday, May 18 at 6:27 PM

AUSTIN -- Beginning Sunday and continuing through the end of July, lanes along MoPac will be closed from Lady Bird Lake to Parmer Lane for 15-minute intervals between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Next week, be prepared to see low altitude helicopters surveying the highway during the day, and starting May 28th loud drilling rigs collecting soil samples are expected to disturb nearby neighbors well into the night.

According to Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, “nighttime noise will be an ongoing issue for the duration of the project, as much of the work will occur at night.”

"It will be an unpleasant couple of years as we build these improvements. There is a pay off in the end,” said Steve Pustelnyk with Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

Construction of a new toll lane in each direction along the 11-mile stretch of MoPac is expected to be finished by late 2015.

There will not be lane closures during holidays or special events.

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