The 183 South Project involves constructing a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction in middle of an 8-mile section US 183 between US 290 and SH 71. The project includes new non-tolled general purpose lanes and direct connection ramps between the tolled expressway and SH 71. As part of the design of the SH 71 ramps, Colorado River Constructors has recommended the proposed closure and relocation of the westbound to eastbound u-turn, or turnaround, on SH 71 at the intersection with US 183 near The Parking Spot and Gatti’s Pizza. Traffic would instead be routed to the recently completed u-turn at Riverside Drive.
The proposed closure will enhance safety and traffic flow on SH 71 and is recommended by Colorado River Constructors, who is designing and building the 183 South Project under the oversight of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation.
A neighborhood meeting was held August 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm to present this proposal to the community. Six members of the public attended; no opposition to the proposal was given. A meeting summary will soon be uploaded to this website for review.