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Travis County commissioners tear into MoPac South toll lane project

A revived proposal to extend toll lanes on MoPac Expressway from Lady Bird Lake to Slaughter Lane is coming under fire from Travis County commissioners apprehensive about the project and how it’s being presented to the public. Commissioners voted unanimously…

Board of Adjustment denies sign variance, says it came too early in development process

The north MoPac Expressway by the old Hewlett Packard campus may not appear to be very scenic at first glance. Yet this section of highway is identified as a Scenic Roadway under city regulations, so all road signs must adhere to…

You'll soon be able to drive faster in MoPac's express lanes

Drivers using the MoPac Expressway express lanes may get where they’re going a little faster with new speed limits. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board voted yesterday to raise the top speed from 65 to 70 mph in its…

Traffic volumes increasing on MoPac

The MoPac Improvement Project, originally sold as a congestion relief initiative, has driven up the number of drivers on parts of the roadway, with some sections seeing an increase of nearly 30,000 vehicles per day. “The traffic has returned,” Jeff…

Environmental concerns delay city action on upcoming MoPac project

Several City Council members want more information about the planned expansion of MoPac Expressway before they sign off on a key funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation. Council voted 9-2 at its Nov. 9 meeting to postpone an…

Austin Monitor Radio: MoPac!

This week, Austin Monitor freelance reporter Caleb Pritchard sits down with Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Director of Community Relations Steve Pustelnyk to talk about all things MoPac: milestones, delays, tolls and all the details you’ve been dying to know…

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As MoPac work winds down, another CTRMA project faces potential peril

The end of the road for the MoPac Improvement Project appears to finally be coming into sight just as potential problems loom for another Austin toll road project. On Wednesday morning, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Director of Community Relations…

CTRMA board bristles on SH 45 SW, MoPac South projects

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors bucked its agreeable reputation on Wednesday by reining in a recommendation to give Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein millions in discretionary spending powers on one project while also asking pointed questions about…

Work on MoPac to last into 2017

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is tooting its horn over the partial opening of a new toll lane on MoPac Expressway while also remaining cagey about the expected completion date of the entire project. At the agency’s monthly board…

MoPac construction causing environmental anxiety

Construction has not yet begun, but already the Save Our Springs Alliance, the Save Barton Creek Association and the citizens who filed suit against the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority over the expansion and…

CTRMA gets tough with tardy MoPac contractor

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is adding some bite to its bark over the delayed MoPac Improvement Project. On Wednesday, the CTRMA’s board of directors voted unanimously to give Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein the authority to start assessing financial…

CTRMA issues notice of default on MoPac project

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority issued a notice of default Thursday to CH2M Hill – the contractor that has been working on the MoPac Improvement Project – over delays that have caused work to continue far beyond the $200…

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