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South Congress Repaving Project Delayed

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Update at 12:48 pm: The City of Austin has announced it is delaying a repaving project on S. Congress Ave. by as much as a week. Work crews found problems with water lines feeding into the 12-inch water main that runs under S. Congress Ave, and those must now be repaired. The repaving project was going to cause lane closures, and now repairs to water infrastructure will create some construction slowdowns.

"Right now we're looking at [delays] of anywhere from a couple of days to a week, depending on how long it takes the water utility to complete those repairs," Public Works spokesperson Sara Hartley told KUT News.

Harley says the city will revaluate the repaving schedule, and expects to issue a revised timeline later this week.

Earlier: Give yourself a little extra time if you have to drive down S. Congress Ave. between now and mid-July. The City of Austin is re-paving a stretch the road from Riverside Dr. to Oltorf St. Starting today, northbound lanes will be reduced from 8:30 am to 7 pm. Southbound lane closures will be in effect from 7 am until 4 pm.

The city is re-paving the road in portions, starting first with a stretch between Oltorf St. and Annie St. and gradually moving north. The construction will be completed in three phases, as indicated by the different colors on the map.

  • Phase I runs today until June 10th from Oltorf St. to Annie St.
  • Phase II runs June 11 until June 27 from Annie St. to Nellie St.
  • Phase III runs June 28 to July 15 from Nellie St. to Riverside Dr.

Crews will strip about three inches from the street and then resurface it. That includes up to 70 feet of side streets in each direction. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this repaving project, the city says you can call their Bridge Operations Dispatcher at 974-8777 during business hours or call 3-1-1 anytime.

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