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The Slaughter Creek Overpass is Half Demolished

I-35 was closed for about nine hours overnight at Slaughter Lane so the Texas Department of Transportation could begin tearing down an almost 60-year old overpass. TxDOT opened the highway ahead of scheduleSaturday at 8 a.m.

A closure of I-35 is scheduled again from 11 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, weather permitting. Drivers will be directed off the road at the Slaughter lane exit and can pass the area via the frontage road.

The$9.2 million projectis expected to take a year to complete. TxDOT spokesperson Kelli Reyna says they’re constructing a wider bridge that will be safer.

The project also includes widening the southbound I-35 frontage road to two lanes through the intersection at the Slaughter Creek overpass. More street lamps will be installed from Slaughter Lane to the Onion Creek Parkway.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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