Traffic Impacts

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71 Toll Scheduled for Opening on Feb. 28, Major Project Milestone Met

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 71 toll lanes are scheduled to fully open to drivers. The toll lanes, which include one eastbound lane and one westbound lane, will allow drivers to bypass traffic signals at SH 130 and FM 973. 

Eastbound drivers may access the toll lane near Presidential Boulevard and near FM 973. Westbound drivers may access the toll lane near SH 130 and near FM 973. Please see the map below for details on these access points, as well as exit ramps. 

Upon the opening of the toll lanes, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will begin tolling operations. Toll rates are as follows: 

  • $0.87 for two-axle vehicles (most vehicles are two-axle) with a TxTag, TollTag or EZ TAG
  • $3.48 for five-axle vehicles with a TxTag, TollTag or EZ TAG
  • $1.16 for two-axle vehicles (most vehicles are two-axle)  using the Pay By Mail program
  • $4.46 for five-axle vehicles using the Pay By Mail program

For additional information on tolling, please visit www.CTRMA.org. Please note that the same number of non-tolled general purpose lanes that you travel today will remain. 

As the 71 toll lanes are opened, delays may occur along the project corridor. Additional details regarding the time of the opening will be released at a later date.

UPDATED: Various Nighttime Lane Closures of Both East and Westbound SH 71 near Austin Airport

Various nighttime lane closures of both east and westbound SH 71 from U.S. 183 to Ross Road are scheduled for the following days:

    • Eastbound SH 71: Double lane closures of eastbound SH 71 on Monday, May 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Westbound SH 71: Double lane closures of westbound SH 71 on Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Access to 71 Toll and eastbound SH 71 to northbound SH 130 direct connector will be maintained at all times. View maps:

Paving Work to Begin on SH 71 near Austin-Bergstrom Airport

Construction crews will begin prepping for the re-paving of SH 71 between Presidential Boulevard and SH 130 near Onion Creek in the coming weeks. 

Due to this work, various nighttime lane closures on SH 71, 71 Toll, and FM 973 will begin this weekend and last approximately two months. Closures will occur during off-peak hours.

Additional details will be provided based on the nightly traffic control configuration. Access will be maintained at all times. 

 

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