TxDOT to discuss I-35 plans at open house events June 3–5

Jun 3, 2014
Community Impact

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting three events June 3–5 to inform the public about plans to add two lanes to I-35 in Travis County

The two lanes, one in each direction between SH 45 N and SH 45 SE, has been dubbed the Future Transportation Corridor. TxDOT is in the midst of completing the Planning and Environmental Linkages, or PEL, study on those lanes

The purpose of the PEL study is to establish the purpose and need of the new lanes, meaning TxDOT will determine whether they will be general-purpose, tolled or HOV lanes—or some other kind of travel lanes. The study will also consider what segments of the FTC could be constructed as standalone projects

TxDOT is focusing efforts on I-35 in the Austin area because the segment from Hwy. 71 to US 183 ranked No. 1 on the state’s most congested roadways list for 2013, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute

The June 3–5 meetings are the first round of events open to the public. All three meetings will be held from 5–7:30 p.m.:

June 3: Kealing Middle School Cafeteria, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave.

June 4: Akins High School Cafeteria, 10701 S. First St.

June 5: Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 N. I-35

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