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If you're going to be traveling in Austin on I-35 during the overnight hours on Friday (July 21) and Saturday (July 22) you may want to find another route. The north and southbound mainlanes will be closed at Oltorf for a partial bridge demolition. This is I-35 at exit 232A (Oltorf St.) in Travis County.
FROM Tx-DOT - I-35 mainlanes will be temporarily closed to north and southbound traffic from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, July 21 and 22, weather permitting, for partial bridge demolition. During the closure, I-35 mainlane traffic will be detoured to the north and southbound frontage roads.Drivers headed east or west on Oltorf Street will also be detoured at the I-35 crossing during this time to the Woodward and Woodland crossings. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the closure.
I-35 mainlanes and Oltorf Street will be reopened Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 10 a.m.
As part of the Mobility35 improvements at Oltorf Street, lanes are being closed to allow crews to demolish the north side of the Oltorf Street bridge to prepare for reconstruction of the bridge and construction of a new U-turn lane. During this phase of construction, traffic lanes on the Oltorf Street bridge will be shifted slightly to allow for two travel lanes in each direction. A dedicated turn lane will no longer be available. This configuration will be in place starting Wednesday, July 19, ahead of the planned bridge demolition. (Please see attached illustration)
The I-35 at Oltorf Street Project will bring improvements to mobility, safety, and connectivity for all modes of transportation. These include improved entrance/exit ramps and lanes, adding U-turn lanes at the Oltorf Street bridge, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. Work on the $40 million project is expected to continue through winter 2019/2020, weather permitting. The contractor is OHL USA, Inc.
To learn more about the I-35 at Oltorf Street project, visit My35Construction.org.