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Lane Closures Planned for Oltorf

There’s a new construction project starting on Oltorf Street next week.  The drainage improvement construction will reduce traffic flow near South Congress Avenue from two lanes to one lane each way beginning on March 19.

It’s part a project to install storm drains, water lines, and curbside inlets in the neighborhood bordered by Oltorf Street, South Congress Avenue, Cumberland Avenue and South First Street.

Construction will begin just east of Durwood Street and end shortly before Congress Avenue. The lane reduction will run through the end of May.

The City of Austin shut downtwo westbound lanes on Oltorf near I-35 for a weekend in January. That project installed of curb inlets and piping systems to provide increased storm drain system capacity.  


Daniel Guerra is an intern at KUT News