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  • Crews are installing flexbase (a gravel like material) for the Express Lanes in the median of MoPac between US 183 and Parmer Lane. The material is being hauled in at night and requires overnight lane closures in the area. By the end of August or early September crews are expected to be placing asphalt pavement for the Express Lanes in this area.

  • Construction crews will be working to remove a concrete coating on the MoPac bridges at the 35th Street overpass. The work is expected to wrap up the week of August 18th, with some lane closures planned on 35th Street during the overnight hours between 9pm and 5am.
  • Crews are forming and pouring the caps on the bridge columns near the Capital Metro Red Line tracks underneath MoPac as they prepare to widen the bridges over the tracks.
  • Crews are drill shafts for the bridge foundations necessary to widen the MoPac bridges over the Union Pacific rail line that is between Braker Lane and Duval. 
  • Crews will be clearing and excavating the area on the west side of MoPac south of the Lake Austin Boulevard off ramp as they begin the construction of the underpass that will allow Express Lane traffic to exit to downtown via Cesar Chavez Street/5th Street.
  • Crews wil be completing a temporary northbound exit ramp to Enfield Road from Cesar Chavez and 6th Street. The ramp is needed to divert traffic during construction of the entrance ramp to the Express Lanes that will pass underneath MoPac. 
  • Construction crews are expected to start drilling foundation shafts the week of August 18th.
  • Crews will be working in the middle of MoPac from RM 2222 to Anderson Lane to construct concrete retaining walls in the median. There will be single left hand lane closures each night usually after midnight on northbound MoPac between RM 2222 and Far West to allow concrete trucks to access the area safely. Crews also continue to install drainage structures and conduit for utilities in the area between RM 2222 and US 183. 
  • Crews have installed bridge beams on both sides of MoPac at Enfield Road and are now in the process of securing the beams, installing safety equipment, demolishing the existing bridge rail and installing the precast concrete panels for the bridge deck.
  • Construction crews are clearing the area on the northbound shoulder of MoPac between Enfield and Windsor and are expected to begin drilling sound wall foundations the week of August 18th.
  • Crews are finishing up construction of bridge columns and will be starting to construct the caps on the top of columns.
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