Major Activity

NORTHBOUND US 183 CLOSING NIGHTLY

AT SH 71

Beginning as early as August 25*, northbound lanes of US 183 at SH 71 and connecting ramps will close nightly for several months. Closures will run Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Detours will be in place utilizing SH 71 and the non-signalized U-turn at Spirit of Texas Drive. These closures are necessary to move a stock pile of dirt currently located at the SH 71 interchange north to Patton Ave where it will be used to construct a new bridge over Patton Avenue.

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Northbound US 183 Detour

  • From US 183 northbound, take the exit for SH 71 eastbound towards Bastrop
  • Keep right and take the exit for Spirit of Texas Drive
  • Make the non-signalized U-turn at Spirit of Texas Drive to access westbound SH 71
  • Keep right to acces northbound US 183

Northbound US 183 to Westbound SH 71 Detour

  • From US 183 northbound, take the exit for SH 71 eastbound towards Bastrop
  • Keep right and take the exit for Spirit of Texas Drive
  • Make the non-signalized U-turn at Spirit of Texas Drive to access westbound SH 71
  • Merge left to continue on westbound SH 71

Eastbound SH 71 to Northbound US 183

  • From SH 71 eastbound, continue psat the exit for US 183 northbound and take the exit for Spirit of Texas Drive
  • Make the non-signalized U-turn at Spirit of Texas Drive to access westbound SH 71
  • Keep right to acces northbound US 183

*Dates are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.

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SOUTHERN PORTION OF LEVANDER LOOP CLOSING TEMPORARILY

Beginning as early as Monday, Aug. 19*, the southern portion of Levander Loop, off East Cesar Chavez Street, will be closing. Drivers who normally access northbound US 183 via Levander Loop will instead continue on Cesar Chavez Street to southbound US 183 and then use a U-turn located at Vargas Road to reach northbound US 183. Business and driveway access to Levander Loop will be maintained between Cesar Chavez Street and Julieanna Cove. 

Drivers heading southbound on US 183 wishing to access East Cesar Chavez Street or East 5th Street will no longer be able to use the closed section of Levander Loop. Instead, after passing Bolm Road, drivers should keep right and follow the detour signs to Airport Boulevard. At Airport Boulevard, drivers heading to East Cesar Chavez Street and East 5th Street should use the left lane to turn left. 

The southbound US 183 to northbound US 183 U-turn via Levander Loop will be relocated and will remain open. The Levander Loop closure is expected to last four to six months. During that time crews will be reconstructing Levander Loop and demolishing and replacing the old northbound US 183 bridge over the Colorado River. 

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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.

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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 Chavez 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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TECHNI CENTER 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