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The project surpassed projections, so here’s an interim project

Friday, September 2, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority says short-term relief is coming for drivers stuck in morning traffic on State Highway 130 at U.S. Highway 290. According to the agency, a new configuration of the intersection there will open up this month in order to meet the demand that has “surpassed projections” since the Manor Expressway’s 2014 opening. The new project will allow more vehicles heading south on SH 130 to merge onto westbound U.S. 290 thanks to the creation of two brand new right-turn lanes. One lane comes from the widening of the existing SH 130 frontage road, while the other works as a kind of miniature, at-grade flyover that begins well before the intersection and bypasses the stoplight altogether. The CTRMA says the project is an interim solution while the agency works on the design and funding of actual flyovers.

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