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Expect Capitol-area traffic delays, detours

Monday, January 11, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Downtown drivers can expect lane closures and delays throughout the month as work crews complete installation of a 10,500-foot reclaimed-water main on the Capitol Complex grounds. According to a press release from Austin Water, the main is part of a project, which began in November, that will help preserve potable water by supplying downtown with reclaimed water for nonpotable uses (e.g., irrigation and cooling towers). The entire project is slated for completion in 2017. During this portion of the project, there will be lane closures on 11th Street: Only one eastbound lane will be open on the block from Lavaca Street to Colorado Street, and only one westbound lane will be open on the adjacent block from Lavaca to Guadalupe Street. Meanwhile, southbound traffic from Guadalupe will be detoured to Ninth Street, as will eastbound traffic from 11th Street (via Guadalupe). Westbound traffic on 11th Street will be detoured to 10th Street via Congress Avenue.

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