AUSTIN (KXAN) - Traffic is becoming a growing problem across Austin, and it's being felt in areas surrounding the city.
But in just a matter of days there will be some relief for people heading to and from Bastrop. It's called a "Super Street."
On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Transportation will roll out a new design where SH 71 meets FM 973.
Cars will no longer be able to make a left turn onto SH 71. They'll be re-routed and forced to turn right; making a u-turn at the next light.
"Benefits of this design concept are tremendous," said Greg Malatek, Austin District Engineer. "The design will help reduce delay and congestion at this intersection by more than 40 percent, which makes the roadway safer for everyone."
Steven Stackpole, drives through the intersection of SH 71 and FM 973 almost everyday. Over the years he's noticed an increase of not only traffic but accidents as well at that intersection.
"At 5 o' clock I don't even come out here," said Stackpole. "Over the years it has gotten busier and busier because of the growing population out here."
TxDOT is hoping this new design will change that. To watch a video of how the super street will work, click here .
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice were unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
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.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.