US 183 South

US 183 South

Originally built in the mid-1960s, US 183 South in Central Texas is being upgraded to an expressway to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing regions in America. The project will provide a key north-south alternative to I-35 and significant improvements to the corridor.

Originally built in the mid-1960s, US 183 South in Central Texas is being upgraded to an expressway to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing regions in America. The project will provide a key north-south alternative to I-35 and significant improvements to the corridor.

Location
Austin, TX
Client
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority)
Sector
Highways & Bridges
Value
$700M and Above
Market Type
Highways & Bridges
Services
Design-build

The US 183 corridor from US 290 to SH 71 is one of Austin’s most important arterials. As the primary route to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and points beyond, the roadway attracts more than 60,000 cars and trucks a day.

Since 2011, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have been working with agencies and the community to develop a reasonable and feasible approach to improving mobility in the US 183 South corridor to reduce travel times, improve quality of life and provide an efficient alterative route to congested local roadways in eastern Travis County.

In a joint venture, Balfour Beatty will design and construct a new six-lane tolled expressway -- three in each direction -- five grade-separated interchanges and four new bridges, along with new direct connect fly over ramps, upgrade general purpose lanes and install intelligent traffic management systems. The project will also consist of improvements and upgrades to major interchanges along the corridor and bike and pedestrian sidewalks with shared-use paths. 

The US 183 South project broke ground in April 2016 and construction will take place in phases. Phase I improvements, between US 290/290 Toll and Techni Center Drive opened in 2019. Phase II will open to traffic in early 2021.