Traffic Impacts

SHORT TERM TRAFFIC IMPACTS

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.

Various Lane Closures on SH 71 from Onion Creek to FM 973

As paving work continues on SH 71, near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, multiple closures along SH 71 are scheduled on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Friday, June 23:

    • Full closure of westbound 71 Toll from Onion Creek to FM 973. Drivers will utilize the westbound SH 71 general purpose lanes
    • Double lane closures of the westbound SH 71 general purpose lanes from Onion Creek to FM 973
    • Double lane closures of the eastbound SH 71 general purpose lanes from FM 973 to Onion Creek.

Saturday, June 24:

    • Full closure of westbound 71 Toll from Onion Creek to FM 973. Drivers will utilize the westbound SH 71 general purpose lanes
    • Double lane closures of the westbound SH 71 general purpose lanes from Onion Creek to FM 973.

Please expect delays.

 

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