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What the Beep: What's the plan for bumper-to-bumper traffic on RM 620?

We investigated possible fixes for one of the busiest roadways in western Austin.

AUSTIN, Texas — Jim sent an email to whatthebeep@kvue.com, asking KVUE to find out if there are any plans to improve RM 620 between RM 2222 and Highway 183 – one of the busiest roadways on the western edge of Austin.

The good news is that the Texas Department of Transportation has its sights set on improvements for that section of 620.

The not-so-good news: adding new traffic lanes on 620 between 2222 and 183 could be a long way off.

There's no question that 620 is busy. And traffic planners aren't just concerned about the frustration of bumper-to-bumper traffic – the road is also an important wildfire evacuation route.


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There are three options under consideration for 620 improvements in that stretch between 183 and 2222:

  • Construct an additional four lanes on either side of 620
  • Construct an additional four lanes for traffic on both sides of the existing roadway.
  • Construct four lanes on an elevated structure along the median of 620

Nothing that complicated moves forward without public input, and TxDOT said it plans to hold an open house sometime this fall to hear from people who drive that highway to determine which plan would be best.

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If you have an issue with our roads, let KVUE's Mike Rush know about it. He'll try to get answers to see what, if anything, will be done to make improvements. Sent an email to whatthebeep@kvue.com.


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