Central Texas has been on a rapid growth spurt and highway expansion is catching up. In a joint venture, two firms have been awarded $477 million for the design and construction of the “183 North Mobility Project”—a highway expansion on the northwest side of Austin.
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Under the direction of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, groundbreaking on the highway expansion is anticipated this year, with drivers slated to use the new lanes by 2026. The winners of the award are Georgia’s Archer Western Construction and Arizona’s Sundt Construction. The companies will be operating a joint venture: Great Hills Constructors. The project will result in a nine mile stretch of U.S. Highway 183 having four lanes in each direction. Growth in the area, including the importance of linking the talent pool of northwest Austin to employers contributes to the region’s need to prioritize transportation infrastructure. As Austin Business Journal reports:
It’s another sign of the rapid growth Central Texas is experiencing — other major transportation infrastructure news recently includes the opening of CTRMA’s 183 South overhaul, which reaches the airport, and the first moves forward on the $7.1 billion Project Connect public transit plan.
Reducing congestion on U.S. 183 would help commuters from communities on the northwest side of the metro…. The stretch of highway is a vital transportation artery, bisecting much of North Austin and reaching offices for companies such as Visa, Apple and Flex. It also provides access to The Domain and the new Q2 Stadium.
“The expansion of Highway 183 will bring added benefits to the traveling public, increasing mobility, reducing congestion and offering users additional connections,” stated David Casey, president of Archer Western’s transportation group.
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In the Austin area, population growth means everyone’s looking for new ways to get around and connect:
The 183 North Mobility Project connects Travis County with Williamson County, where lots of new home construction can be found. Williamson County’s population grew almost 40% between 2010 and 2019….Archer Western and Sundt Western are also expected to widen 21 bridges, construct retaining walls and establish new shared-path connections and sidewalks for bicycles and pedestrians.
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