Environmental Study


Environmental Study for SH 71 Express Project

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, TxDOT conducted an environmental study for SH 71 from Presidential Boulevard to SH 130 in Travis County, Texas. The total length of the project is 3.9 miles. The study began in May 2013 and considered the following alternatives:

  • No Build
  • Tolled Alternative
    • Two new toll lanes (one in each direction)
    • Six non-toll through lanes (three in each direction) will be maintained

The study also evaluated aesthetic improvements for the corridor.

Final Environmental Assessment 2014

The Final Environmental Assessment was completed in May 2014. Please click here to view the SH 71 Final Environmental Assessment. On May 9, 2014 the Federal Highway Administration approved issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed build alternative for SH 71. Please click here to view the FONSI.

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