Hurricane Harvey blamed for latest MoPac delay

The MoPac Improvement Project was originally supposed to be done in fall 2015.

AUSTIN – Recent rain and flooding from Harvey have caused yet another delay on the MoPac Project.

Crews are tacking a week on to the project’s completion date, which was originally set for fall 2015, but the project has been riddled with unexpected challenges. The executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority said most of the material along MoPac was drenched from the rain by Harvey. Over the Labor Day weekend, workers got caught up the gas panic and trucks did not have enough fuel to get asphalt up the highway.

With the latest delay, the northbound toll lane likely will not open until the end of September or early October. The southbound toll lane is now expected to open closer to early November. Additional weekend lane closures are planned for later this month.

It’s a matter of time if the latest projections will come to fruition.

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