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TxDOT Unwraps Completed MoPac Intersections Project

Webber Touch a Truck (an event held in June of 2018) was part of the outreach throughout the course of the project.
Webber Touch a Truck (an event held in June of 2018) was part of the outreach throughout the course of the project.
A new bridge was built at La Cross Avenue, allowing mainlane traffic on MoPac to travel under the bridge.
A new bridge was built at La Cross Avenue, allowing mainlane traffic on MoPac to travel under the bridge.
A diverging diamond intersection was constructed at Slaughter Lane and MoPac as part of the MoPac Intersections project.
A diverging diamond intersection was constructed at Slaughter Lane and MoPac as part of the MoPac Intersections project.
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently celebrated the completion of the MoPac Intersections project with a ribbon during a live virtual ceremony. TxDOT officials were joined by State Senator Sarah Eckhardt, State Representative Vikki Goodwin, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, and Austin City Council Member Paige Ellis.

750,000 cubic yards of material were excavated in order to extend the MoPac mainlanes below ground level. That is enough dirt and rock to fill 18,400 swimming pools. Bridges were constructed at Slaughter Lane and La Crosse Avenue, and a diverging diamond intersection was built at Slaughter Lane. In addition, a shared-use path was constructed along the west side of MoPac to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.

“TxDOT is committed to connecting you with Texas and this project exemplifies that mission,” said Brian Barth, TxDOT’s Director of Project Planning and Development. “The innovative intersection at Slaughter Lane addresses the traffic patterns in this area by accommodating more left-turning traffic.”

The project, which began in January 2018, was completed ahead of schedule.

“This is an exciting day for TxDOT and the south Austin community,” said Tucker Ferguson, TxDOT Austin District Engineer. “We’re already seeing the benefits of this project, which has improved mobility and safety for drivers in the area.”

The contractor on the $53.5-million project was Webber LLC.
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