TxDOT to Host Open House for I-35 Capital Express South Project

Major improvements are being proposed along I-35 from SH 71/Ben White Boulevard to SH 45 Southeast and the Texas Department of Transportation wants to know what you think about them. TxDOT will host an open house to gather input from the community on the I-35 Capital Express South project on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Akins High School located at 10701 South 1st Street, Austin, Texas, 78748.

The estimated $300 million I-35 Capital Express South project proposes to add two non-tolled managed lanes, such as high-occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV), in each direction along I-35 from SH 71/Ben White Boulevard to SH 45 Southeast. The project will also improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations within the project limits and other safety and mobility improvements proposed under the Mobility35 program.

No formal presentation will be given and attendees can come and go at their convenience. Study team members will be available to answer questions and receive input from the community.

Those unable to attend the open house in person can visit the virtual open house (VOH) at www.mobility35openhouse.com to review materials and provide comments. The VOH will open on Oct. 17, 2019. To be included in the public record, all comments must be received by Thursday, Nov. 1, 2019.

An open house meeting for the I-35 Capital Express North project is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at John B. Connally High School in North Austin. The Capital Express North project proposes to add a non-tolled managed lane in each direction along I-35 from SH 45 North to US 290 East.

For media inquiries, contact Diann.Hodges@txdot.gov or (512) 832-7027.