TxDOT to seek contractors for $500 million US 183 expansion

Updated Nov 4, 2017

Texas Welcome SignThe Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced that the state Transportation Commission has given the approval for TxDOT to find qualified contractors for the $500 million expansion of a 9-mile segment of US 183 in north Austin.

The contract will consist of two separate projects to add managed lanes and general-purpose lanes.

“This expansion is going to address congestion and improve mobility and safety for drivers,” says Terry McCoy, TxDOT’s Austin district engineer, in a TxDOT press release. “As traffic in north Austin increases, this multi-lane expansion will offer options for commuters.”

The expansion project will be a partnership between TxDOT and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) with TxDOT managing the cooperative contract, which includes $380 million for adding two managed lanes in each direction with flyovers connecting them to the new Loop 1 managed lanes, as well as $120 million for a fourth general-purpose lane, shared bike and pedestrian paths, new sidewalks, and crossovers for bicycles and pedestrians.

A Request for Qualifications is expected to be posted in November 2017.