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I-35 and Ben White Interchange To Reopen Completely Dec. 12

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Photo by CRT UT Austin http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctr_utaustin/
A construction crew working on the I-35/Ben White interchange earlier this year.

In about a dozen days, you’ll be able to drive from I-35 to Ben White Boulevard and vice versa in any direction without having to get onto the frontage road. An 18-month project to complete interchanges between the two thoroughfares will be completed December 12.

Currently, three of the four new ramps have been completed. The last one will be opened with a ribbon cutting a week from Monday with State Sen. Kirk Watson, State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, and the Texas Department of Transportation’s Austin District engineer Carlos Lopez.

“There’s still work to be done before we get to that point, but it will be finished by that time,” TxDOT spokesman John Hurt said. “There may be some minor landscaping and other items that will be going on out there, but as far as the major construction, we will be finished.”

 

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