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TxDOT Launches New Website to Keep Users up to Speed on I-35 Construction in the Capital Area
Contact: Kelli Reyna
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: Jan. 31, 2017

My35Construction.org provides lane closures, incident alerts on active I-35 projects

AUSTIN – I-35 between US 290E and SH 71 is one of the most congested roadways in Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation is doing everything possible to minimize impacts and keep users informed while they work to transform 79 miles of I-35 in Williamson, Travis, and Hays counties to be smart and efficient.

A recently launched construction website—www.My35Construction.org—will provide visitors with up-to-date information about lane closures, crashes and travel delays on TxDOT’s active I-35 construction projects through the Capital Area. Currently, there are seven projects under construction along the corridor, with the eighth project expected to start in early spring 2017.

My35Construction.org is information-rich and optimized for viewing on mobile devices. New online tools include:

  • Interactive travel map highlighting construction impacts along the I-35 corridor
  • Alerts to notify drivers of impacts before they hit the road
  • Customized email notifications with lane closures and project updates
  • Up-to-date social media notifications
  • Detailed project information
  • Access to live traffic cameras and travel times (coming soon)

The new website will provide more than just traffic information. It includes information about contracts, funding, construction phasing, progress photos, as well as real-time updates regarding current and upcoming lane closures. Contact information is featured prominently, making it quick and easy for the public to get in touch with us. The site provides an avenue for stakeholders to request construction alerts that are specific to designated geographic zones/travel areas.

Construction along the I-35 corridor in this area is expected to be ongoing for the next 10 to 15 years. While the majority of the 40+ planned projects are unfunded, they remain a priority to the region. TxDOT will continue to work with transportation partners and the community to design, develop and construct these projects, as funding is identified.

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