AUSTIN (KXAN) - Work on two Downtown Austin streets continues and lane access will be blocked during the coming weeks.
The city of Austin advises drivers that starting Monday, Brazos Street will be reduced to one lane between Cesar Chavez and Second streets. The reconstruction work is expected to be complete by July 28.
Work on Second Street, however, will take longer to complete. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Second Street continues to be detoured between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street. Eastbound lanes are expected to be finished by Aug. 2.
However, all work is not expected to be complete until Sept. 10.
Pedestrian traffic along the south side of 2nd Street also continues to be detoured to accommodate sidewalk reconstruction work.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.