SH 71 WESTBOUND CLOSURE TO IMPACT AIRPORT TRAFFIC
From Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 noon, SH 71 westbound will be closed at US 183 for bridge demolition. All traffic will be detoured onto northbound US 183. To regain access to SH 71, drivers will make a U-turn on US 183 north of Patton Avenue, and take southbound US 183 to the exit for westbound SH 71.
This closure will be concurrent with a lane reduction on southbound US 183 from Thompson Lane to SH 71. Drivers should anticipate travel delays and allow additional travel time.
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 DRIVE CROSSING CLOSED PERMANENTLY
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.