SH 71 WESTBOUND TO US 183 SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP CLOSURE
The cloverleaf ramp from SH 71 westbound to US 183 southbound will be CLOSED for 10-12 months starting as early as August 13, 2018. Detour traffic will exit Riverside Drive and take the west to east U-turn to access US 183 southbound. This closure is necessary to facilitate the realignment, reconstruction, and widening of westbound SH 71.
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.
BOTH LANES APPROACHING THE SIGNAL AT VARGAS ROAD ARE ABLE TO TURN LEFT ONTO NORTHBOUND US 183. DRIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE BOTH LANES SO TRAFFIC WILL FLOW MORE QUICKLY THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, REDUCING DELAYS.