AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will perform controlled implosions of the northbound Interstate 35 to northbound U.S. 183 flyover on Saturday, May 15. This comes after part of the flyover was imploded the previous Saturday.
From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, crews will temporarily close both directions of the I-35 and U.S. 183 main lanes and frontage roads where the intersections meet. TxDOT said the rolling closures are expected to last 20 minutes at a time, so drivers are encouraged to plan ahead.
The existing flyover was built with a steep grade that caused large trucks to slow down and delay traffic, so TxDOT is extending the flyover to lower the grade and accommodate a northbound bypass lane for St. John's Avenue. That work could take up to four months.
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During the closure of the existing northbound I-35 to northbound U.S. 183 flyover, a long-term detour is in place.
Northbound I-35 drivers can use the Rundberg Lane exit (#241) and take the non-signaled U-turn at Rundberg Lane to access the new southbound I-35 to northbound U.S. 183 flyover. To manage this traffic flow, the U-Turn at Rundberg Lane will be closed to local traffic. Drivers will then need to use the signalized intersection at Rundberg Lane to access the southbound I-35 frontage road.
The changes are part of the $124.2 million Texas Clear Lanes project that began construction in 2018. It's expected to be finished late this year.
For more information on this project, click here.
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