Austin News: Expect Heavy Traffic on Weekend

It's everyone's dream to live in a high-end residence at the heart of the city, a stone's throw away from all the amenities you will ever need. Downtown Austin is one of those cities where residents enjoy living in an urban setting where career opportunities, chic shops, and upscale restaurants combine into a happy mix that would satisfy a career person's or a growing family's needs. But the traffic situation in Austin is an ugly smudge to Austin's picturesque promise. Traffic can get really bad, and drivers have to stay informed to avoid potential gridlocks that would cost them time, effort, and fuel.

KXAN reports that there will be multiple lane closures on major Austin roadways this weekend. It might be a good idea to keep these schedules in mind and STAY AWAY!

East and Westbound SH 71- Lane Closures Every Night

The east and westbound lanes of SH71 between Ross Road and U.S. 183 will have multiple lane closures every night until June 5. Here are the schedules:

  • Eastbound & westbound lanes – Friday – 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Eastbound & westbound lanes – Saturday – 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Eastbound & westbound lanes – Sunday – 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-35 and Slaughter Creek Overpass

The I-35 at the Slaughter Creek overpass will be closed this weekend to demolish an old bridge to make way for a new construction estimated to cost $9.2 million. All main lanes will be closed. Motorists will be forced to use the frontage roads in both directions at the 226 exit. Here are the schedules:

  • 11 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday
  • Friday night from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday

Construction of the new project will cause the overpass to be inaccessible for a year. However, the proposed new bridge promises more convenience to motorists as it will be wider and include a south-to-northbound turnaround.

For more updates about this developing news, you can check the original news article here.

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