Transportation
1:01 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Mopac/U.S. 290 Flyover Open


The South Austin exchange where the flyover opened. View Larger Map

Some commuters may have had an easier commute this morning.

The flyover connecting westbound 290 to southbound Mopac opened this morning, with workers uncovering signage and removing traffic barriers around 8 a.m.

The opening completes a $9 million dollar project.

The City of Austin’s Transportation Department says some 28,000 drivers will save hundreds of hours daily on their commutes, and money at the pump too; approximately 44,000 gallons of gasoline are estimated to be saved in the first year of the flyover’s operation.