EASTBOUND SH 71 TO SOUTHBOUND US 183 RAMP TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
Detour through March
Beginning as early as the evening of Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and lasting through the month of March*, the ramp from eastbound SH 71 to southbound US 183 will be closed for ramp pavement reconstruction.
Drivers wishing to go south on US 183 from eastbound SH 71 will use the following detour:
- Continue past US 183 on eastbound SH 71
- Exit towards Spirit of Texas and use the eastbound-to-westbound U-turn to connect to westbound SH 71
- Use the exit to northbound US 183
- Take the Last Free Exit towards Montopolis Drive
- Use the northbound-to-southbound U-turn at Montopolis Drive
- Use the left entrance ramp to continue on southbound US 183
TOLLING ACTIVE ON 183 TOLL
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) has opened the entire length of the 183 Toll Road and the tolled direct connectors between 183 Toll and SH 71. Drivers may notice some changes to the roadway configuration, but the most significant change to note is that tolls are actively being charged on sections of the toll road that had been free for the last few months. Drivers who wish to avoid paying a toll should be sure to follow signs for the non-tolled US 183 general purpose lanes.
The final tolled element, the direct connector ramps between the 183 Toll Road and SH 71 are expected to open February 24.*
*Dates are subject to change based on weather, materials availability, and other circumstances.
These significant project milestones offer drivers the option to bypass the traffic signals at Loyola Lane, FM 969 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), and Montopolis Drive. The toll rate for a full-length trip on the 8-mile 183 Toll Road is $2.30 for drivers with an electronic tag, like TxTag. The cost to use the tolled flyover ramps between the 183 Toll Road and SH 71 will be an additional $0.59 with a tag. TxTag customers should be aware that there could be a delay in billing for tolls on the 183 Toll Road due to ongoing system upgrades at TxTag. For any questions about your electronic tag, please contact your tag provider. Click here for more information on toll rates, how to pay your toll bill, and how to save with an electronic tag.
Drivers who prefer not to pay tolls can still use the new and improved US 183 general-purpose lanes adjacent to the 183 Toll Road.
We are asking our neighbors to keep in mind that there will still be some miscellaneous project elements to complete over the coming months. Our crews will be finalizing some roadway elements, wrapping up the bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and landscaping.
SOUTHBOUND US 183 REDUCED TO ONE LANE BETWEEN MANOR ROAD AND LOYOLA LANE
Tolls Temporarily Waived on 183 Toll Road at MLK Blvd/FM 969 Exit
The southbound US 183 non-tolled general-purpose lanes between Manor Road and Loyola Lane are currently reduced to one lane. The closure is necessary to make concrete pavement repairs in the area. To minimize the inconvenience to drivers during the closure, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is temporarily allowing southbound US 183 drivers to enter the 183 Toll Road at Manor Road and to use the MLK Blvd/FM 969 exit without paying a toll. Normal tolls will be charged to drivers who continue south on the 183 Toll Road past the exit signed for MLK Blvd/FM 969.
MONTOPOLIS DRIVE BRIDGE OVER 183 TOLL NOW OPEN
The Montopolis Drive bridge over the 183 Toll Road connecting Montopolis Drive directly to northbound US 183 is now open. Drivers on northbound US 183 can access westbound Montopolis Drive and eastbound Montopolis Drive drivers are able to access northbound US 183 and downtown Austin.
HISTORIC MONTOPOLIS STEEL TRUSS BRIDGE PERMANENTLY CLOSED
The Montopolis steel truss bridge is permanently closed to vehicular traffic as of Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. 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