Latest news on the Barton Skyway ramp project, what to expect next

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Central Texas Mobility Authority is expected to provide an update on the improvement project, which will begin earlier this year, at an upcoming January 25 board meeting.

What we know so far is that the Barton Skyway Relief Ramp Relief Project is to improve traffic flow along the southbound MoPac near Bee Caves Road, Barton Skyway and Loop 360.

The project will add pavement for the southbound secondary lane from Barton Skyway to Loop 360, the Barton Skyway southbound fast lane, three dedicated through lanes at Loop 360, and a dedicated left lane ramp for southbound Loop 360.

These will be free upgrades that are designed to reduce congestion on Winstead Lane, Enfield Road, By Caves Road and Barton Skyway and reduce travel times along the entire corridor.

CTRMA claims this will reduce travel times by up to 40%, allowing an additional 770 vehicles to be used during the afternoon peak period and reducing traffic confluence problems at the entrances.

Construction is expected to start soon and should be completed sometime next year. The cost is estimated at $10 million and will be funded by the Mobility Authority.

South Project MoPac

There have been discussions of the MoPac South project, but there has been no update on the progress of this project in over a year.

This project will add a toll lane in each direction on MoPac South from Lady Bird Lake to Slaughter Lane, similar to the MoPac north side extension for the MoPac Expressway toll lane.

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