Major Activity

US 183 NORTHBOUND EXITS TO AIRPORT BLVD/DOWNTOWN AUSTIN TO CLOSE

Year-Long Detour Planned During New Bridge Construction

Updated 7/18/2019: Beginning July 20*, all northbound US 183 traffic will shift onto a new bridge over the Colorado River to accommodate demolition and reconstruction of the existing northbound bridge. The work will require a long-term closure of the northbound exit to Airport Boulevard, 7th Street, 5th Street, and East Cesar Chavez Street. Northbound US 183 drivers wishing to reach those roads will continue north on US 183 to a U-turn located near Bolm Road. After taking the U-turn and entering southbound US 183, they will exit at Levander Loop to access Airport Boulevard and the other downtown routes. In addition to this detour, a number of other travel routes will be impacted.

  • Northbound drivers wishing to access Montopolis Drive will be routed across the Colorado River and through a U-turn at Bolm Road. They will then take southbound US 183 back across the Colorado River to Montopolis Drive.
  • Direct access to Montopolis Drive from southbound US 183 will be restored. Vargas Road will remain closed with traffic detoured onto Montopolis Drive.
  • Drivers on Montopolis Drive wishing to access northbound US 183 will first turn right and go south on US 183 to a U-turn located at Vargas Road.
  • Hergotz Lane will be closed at US 183 with traffic detoured to Thompson Lane.
  • The Montopolis truss bridge will remain open to pedestrians, with limited access during lead paint abatement.

Detour

Detour Routes from US 183 Northbound to Local Streets

To Airport Boulevard northbound:

  • From US 183 northbound, take the Bolm Road north to south U-turn
  • Exit right onto Levander Loop
  • At the intersection of Levander Loop and Airport Boulevard, turn right onto Airport Boulevard northbound

To Cesar Chavez Street/ 5th Street/7th Street westbound:

  • From US 183 northbound, take the Bolm Road north to south U-turn
  • At the intersection of Levander Loop and Airport Boulevard, turn left and follow the Cesar Chavez Street/5th Street/7th Street/Airport Boulevard signed detour route

To Montopolis Drive:

  • Take US 183 north across the Colorado River and use the Bolm Road north to south U-turn
  • Continue onto southbound US 183 across the Colorado River
  • Turn right onto Montopolis Drive after Crossing the Colorado River

To Hergotz Lane:

  • From US 183 northbound, turn right on Thompson Lane and proceed to Hergotz Lane

Possible Alternate Routes to Bypass Detours

To Downtown

From north of the Colorado River using US 183 Southbound

  • From US 183 southbound, turn right onto Bolm Road
  • Turn left onto Airport Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Shady Lane
  • Turn right at 7th Street, 5th Street, or Cesar Chaves Street to head toward downtown Austin.

From south of the Colorado River using US 183 Northbound

  • On US 183 northbound, continue past the Colorado River and Techni Center Drive and exit to MLK Blvd/FM 969
  • At the traffic signal, turn left to go westbound on MLK Blvd.
  • Use connections to Airport Blvd, Springdale Road, or IH-35 to access downtown Austin.

To Montopolis Drive via US 183 Northbound:

  • From US 183 northbound, take SH 71 westbound.
  • Exit for Riverside Drive or Montopolis Drive and turn right to access the neighborhood.

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LONG-TERM CLOSURE OF TECHNI CENTER DRIVE AT NORTHBOUND US 183 

Techni Center Drive at US 183 northbound is closed for reconstruction through spring 2019; local traffic detours via Central Avenue. Drivers use the non-signalized U-turns at FM 969 (MLK Jr. Boulevard) and Bolm Road to access Central Avenue from US 183. A deceleration, right-in and a right-out, acceleration lane at Central Avenue and US 183 northbound will be in place during this phase of work to facilitate access to the businesses in the area. Please reference the map below regarding access changes:

TechniCenter Map

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TECHNICENTER DRIVE CROSSING CLOSED PERMANENTLY

The Techni Center Drive, Central Avenue and Hudson Street crossings at US 183 are CLOSED PERMANENTLY. 

TechniCenter Crossing Closure Map

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NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT BOLM ROAD 

The Bolm Road underpass crossing at US 183 is permanently closed as of October 5. The U-turns at Bolm Road/US 183 remain open during this phase of construction. US 183 northbound and southbound traffic have shifted onto the frontage road lanes at Bolm Road. The traffic signal at Bolm Road has been removed to allow traffic to flow continuously through the intersection and re-enter the US 183 mainlanes.  Follow signed detour. DOWNLOAD PDF 

HISTORIC MONTOPOLIS STEEL TRUSS BRIDGE PERMANENTLY CLOSED

The Montopolis steel truss bridge is permanently closed to vehicular traffic as of Monday, Oct. 8. Traffic coming from Cesar Chavez Street has been shifted onto a new bridge to access US 183 southbound above the Colorado River. The bridge will remain open for bicycle and pedestrian use. DOWNLOAD ALERT

SH 71 WESTBOUND TO US 183 SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP CLOSURE

The cloverleaf ramp from SH 71 westbound to US 183 southbound is CLOSED through Summer 2019. Detour traffic exit Riverside Drive and take the west to east U-turn to access US 183 southbound. This closure is needed to facilitate the realignment, reconstruction, and widening of westbound SH 71. Download alert

MONTOPOLIS DRIVE DETOUR

Eastbound Montopolis Drive traffic is currently detoured via a newly constructed section of roadway adjacent to the existing US 183. This detour is necessary so that crews can remove the existing Montopolis Drive bridge to northbound US 183 (not the steel truss bridge over the Colorado River) and construct a new and improved bridge over US 183. Download alert 

BOTH LANES APPROACHING THE SIGNAL AT VARGAS ROAD ARE ABLE TO TURN LEFT ONTO NORTHBOUND US 183.