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February 25th, 2011
Construction to close I-35 in Austin starting Friday


Interstate 35’s main traffic lanes, in both directions, will be closed at Ben White Boulevard in Austin this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

Traffic will be diverted to frontage roads around the area where the Texas Department of Transportation is building new flyover bridges for the major interchange. Southbound lanes will be closed starting Friday evening; northbound lanes will close starting at about 6 a.m. Saturday. The closures are expected to end by 6 a.m. Sunday.

TxDOT will not charge tolls on Texas 130 around the eastside of Austin, as well as Texas 45 southeast and Texas 45 north, from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

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