BOLM ROAD U-TURNS TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE DECONSTRUCTION
The U-turns at the US 183/Bolm Road underpass will CLOSE TEMPORARILY beginning as early as October 29, 2018 for a duration of several weeks. The U-turn closures will facilitate deconstruction of the US 183/Bolm Road overpass bridge making way for construction of the new and improved 183 South Expressway. Click here for a construction alert.
TRAFFIC SHIFT AT FM 969 (MLK BOULEVARD)
FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BYPASS LANES
As of Oct. 11, all US 183 northbound and southbound through traffic has been shifted to the new general-purpose lanes at 51st Street through FM 969 (MLK Blvd). All traffic must exit the US 183 mainlanes at FM 969 and travel through the signalized intersection before re-entering the US 183 mainlanes. This will facilitate construction of new non-tolled bypass lanes that will allow drivers to drive under FM 969 without stopping at the traffic signal or paying a toll.
WE ARE WORKING TO REDUCE DELAYS!
Friday, October 12 was the first day of the new traffic pattern, and we know that drivers experienced significant delays. We are working through ways to mitigate the impact, including optimizing signal timing to balance the east/west movement with the north/south movement. In addition, we are adding signage to inform drivers of lane designations further in advance of the intersection to deter unsafe lane changes and cutting in, and adding roadway striping/markers to better define lane separations. We are hopeful that these adjustments will reduce delays and move more drivers through the intersection more efficiently.
51st STREET, TECHNICENTER SIGNALIZED CROSSINGS OF US 183 TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY;
The signalized crossing of US 183 at 51st Street is permanenely closed as of October 11. The traffic signal has been removed, and the ability to cross over US 183 has been eliminated, allowing US 183 traffic to flow without delay. In addition, the crossing at TechniCenter Drive will close permanently as early as Monday, October 15. For a news release about these changes, click here
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.