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Detours, detours, detours

Thursday, January 13, 2022 by Tai Moses

As the Austin skyline changes, so does the network of streets below – at least temporarily. New development in the city is causing several associated travel lane closures. Two lanes of West Sixth between Colorado and Guadalupe streets will close until 2025 as a 60-story office and residential tower rises at 311 and 321 W. Sixth St. to replace the existing BBVA bank building. A covered walkway will allow pedestrians to pass through the area safely. Meanwhile, East Cesar Chavez Street will close Jan. 21-23 from Waller to Comal to accommodate a tower crane for the 1515 Cesar Chavez development. Traffic will be detoured to East Sixth Street. As the Transportation Department explains, “westbound traffic on East Cesar Chavez Street will reach East Sixth Street by turning north on Waller Street, and eastbound traffic will reach East Sixth Street by turning north on Comal Street.”

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