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I-35 Closed Again Tonight at Ben White Blvd.

This map shows the detour routes in green and the closures in red.

Interstate 35 at Ben White Blvd. will be closed again this weekend for construction work on flyovers intended to connect I-35 with US 290. 

Here’s what will happen as of 8 pm tonight, according to the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • The Woodward St bridge over I-35 will be closed
  • I-35 southbound to US 290 westbound and I-35 southbound to US 290 eastbound direct connectors will be closed.
  • The I-35 southbound access road will be reduced to one lane and detoured to the westbound Ben White access road, South Congress Ave. and then back to I-35 along the eastbound Ben White access road.
  • The eastbound Ben White access roads will be detoured to the southbound I-35 access road, Stassney Lane and the northbound access road.
  • The westbound Ben White access road will detoured to the northbound access road, Oltorf St and the southbound I-35 access road.
  • The I-35 northbound access road will be reduced to two lanes.

Everything is supposed to return to normal around midnight Saturday. No closures are planned for next weekend because of increased traffic expected for the Republic of Texas Rally.

Two other traffic closures to keep in mind this weekend.  The intersection of Rio Grande and 24th Sts. will be shut. And lane reductions start this weekendon Riverside in front of the Long Center.

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 Twitter @KUTnathan.
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