Oak Hill Parkway

Construction begins soon on one of the most congested roadways in Texas. The intersection at US 290 and SH 71 will soon be transformed into Oak Hill Parkway. The seven miles of interstate highway will be widened and reconstructed to improve long-term mobility.

Construction begins soon on one of the most congested roadways in Texas. The intersection at US 290 and SH 71 will soon be transformed into Oak Hill Parkway. The seven miles of interstate highway will be widened and reconstructed to improve long-term mobility.

Location
Austin, TX
Client
Texas Department of Transportation
Sector
Highways & Bridges
Value
$100M - $700M
Market Type
Highways & Bridges
Services
Design-build

The Oak Hill Parkway infrastructure project will reconstruct and widen roughly seven miles of US 290 from the east end of Circle Drive to Loop 1 and SH 71 from US 290 to Silvermine Drive in Travis County, west of downtown Austin. This portion of interstate highway will be transformed to improve long-term mobility, safety and reduce traffic for 29th most congested roadways in the state of Texas*. 

In a joint venture, Balfour Beatty will design and construct an upgraded interstate highway that will consist of three lanes in total, widening general-purpose lanes from two to three as well as add three frontage-road lanes in each direction. An overpass for the US 290 main lanes over William Cannon Drive will be built, along with direct-connect flyovers between US 290 and SH 71.

Additional project components include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations along the entire corridor, cross-street intersection improvements, U-turn lanes, upstream water detention to reduce potential floods, and storm water detention and water quality treatment ponds. 

Construction commences in early 2021 with an expected completion scheduled for 2025.

*Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2019