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The Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, oversees Texas transportation and is headquartered in Austin. The Texas Legislature created the organization in 1917, although the agency has had several names throughout the past century.

Flyover Work Means Weekend Closures Of U.S. 183 At I-35

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
U.S. 183 northbound at I-35 will be closed this weekend.

If it’s a weekend, it likely means drivers in North Austin have to navigate around road construction. This time, it's a closure of northbound U.S. 183 at I-35 from Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m.

Crews will set large steel beams for a new flyover in the area. Drivers are encouraged to use U.S. 290 to avoid the closure. The following weekend, the southbound side of U.S. 183 will be closed for similar work.

It’s all part of the ongoing construction project on I-35 between Rundberg Lane and U.S. 290 east in North Austin.

“We’re building several flyovers there at U.S. 188; this is really going to help traffic move more efficiently once those flyovers are built,” said Brad Wheelis, a spokesman for TxDOT. “This is a huge undertaking, so folks can expect more closures as we build out these flyovers.”

The overall project is expected to be finished in 2021.

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