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  • The southbound exit ramp to Lake Austin Boulevard is closed for at least 30 days to allow crews to widen MoPac, build a temporary exit ramp for Cesar Chavez Street and reconstruct the Lake Austin Boulevard ramp. Drivers should use the Enfield Road exit as an alternative route and take Winsted Lane south to Lake Austin Boulevard.
  • Crews are working to remove a concrete coating from the bridges at the MoPac Cesar Chavez Street interchange. To accomplish this work they will be closing the ramp to SB MoPac from westbound Cesar Chavez Street at 8:00pm Sunday through Thursday each week through May 22. The ramp will reopen each morning by 6:00am. A detour will be in place directing drivers to access MoPac via Lake Austin Boulevard.  
  • TxDOT is milling and resurfacing the MoPac frontage roads between Steck Avenue and Braker Lane.  To accomplish this work each night after 8pm crews are closing lanes on the frontage roads and they are closng various entrance and exit ramps to US 183 and MoPac.
  • Crews are working to remove a concrete coating from the bridges at the MoPac Cesar Chavez Street interchange. To accomplish this work they will be closing the ramp to SB MoPac from westbound Cesar Chavez Street at 8:00pm Sunday through Thursday each week through May 22. The ramp will reopen each morning by 6:00am. A detour will be in place directing drivers to access MoPac via Lake Austin Boulevard.  
  • Crews are placing forms and pouring concrete for the sound wall along Johnson Creek south of the Lake Austin Boulevard exit.
  • Sound wall panel installation is currently scheduled to begin the week of May 11th. 
  • Crews are expected to start drilling sound wall foundation shafts the week of May 4th.

  • Crews will be continuing to work on expansion of the NB MoPac bridge over Windsor Road.

  • Crews are working along the southbound MoPac frontage road between Parmer Lane and Braker Lane to install a shared use path and extend missing sections of sidewalk. This work will involve some impact to business entrances along the frontage roada.
  • Crews are working on the roadway construction in front of the wall. They are hauling in roadway base material during the overnight hours. Wall construction will be finished once the roadway work is complete.

  • Crews are continuing to construct concrete retaining walls in the median of MoPac to deal with the elevation differences between the northbound and southbound lanes.  Crews are also removing soil and hauling in roadway base material in preparation for paving some of these areas.
  • Crews are demolishing the existing bridge rail on the bridges over Waters Park Road/Park Bend Drive Drive/Capital Metro Red Line. Weather permitting they are expected to finish installing the bridge beams on Wednesday night May 6th and Thursday night May7th. The work will require interim complete closures of Waters Park Road/Park Bend Drive underneath MoPac during the beam setting operation. 

  • Workers will be installing concrete forms and pouring the concrete for the sound walls on top of the bridge rails the week of May 4th. Much of the work will occur during the overnight hours. 
  • Crews are forming up columns and pouring concrete for the widened bridges in the median of RM 2222 underneath MoPac.
    Left hand lane closures may be necessary after 5pm on Sunday July 13th and after 9pm Monday night July 14 through Thursday night July 17th. The lanes will reopen each morning by 5am. - See more at: http://www.mopacexpress.com/#sthash.pD1DKXW8.dpuf
    Left hand lane closures may be necessary after 5pm on Sunday July 13th and after 9pm Monday night July 14 through Thursday night July 17th. The lanes will reopen each morning by 5am. - See more at: http://www.mopacexpress.com/#sthash.pD1DKXW8.dpuf
  • Crews are drilling foundation shafts for the sound wall.

  • Workers are digging a bore pit along the northbound mainlanes by the Cesar Chavez/6th Street northbound onramp. A boring machine that has been deep underground boring drainage tunnels will be pulled from that pit in the next few weeks. Crews are also doing subgrade work for the eventual realignment of the northbound onramp from Cesar Chavez/6th Street and are working on the subgrade for the temporary realignment of the southbound off ramp to Cesar Chavez/5th Street. Work to being excavating the southbound express lane underpass is expected to begin in May or June.

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