The MoPac improvement project has been under construction for a while now and one of the biggest questions on the minds of most locals is when it’s going to be finished.
MoPac is slated to be finished by the end of this year, hopefully sooner, but planners are optimistic that it will be completed by the end of 2016 barring further delays.
When it’s finished MoPac will free up traffic in the Austin area because it’s going to provide one lane for emergency vehicles, public transit and van pools plus there will also be an express lane between Parmer and Cesar Chavez Street too.
In a recent interview with communityimpact.com Steve Pustelnyk, director of community relations for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority said this about MoPac:
The first section of the project on northbound MoPac between RM 2222 and Parmer will open this summer. The southbound section north of RM 2222 will not open until later in the year, Pustelnyk said. The project faced setbacks early on in construction and was ultimately delayed in opening by a year.
“As the project progresses we may see a phased opening,” he said. “It may be all of northbound opens before all of southbound. It really will just depend on how the contractor finishes up the job and what’s ready and when.”
Would You Use MoPac?
If you’ve been following the development of MoPac you know that this project will include express toll lanes, and although many people have expressed concern over driving on another toll toad, the reality is that toll roads are becoming more common in the Austin and more drivers are expected to take advantage of MoPac once it opens which will ease congestion on free roads in the area.
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