South MoPac traffic shift happening this weekend

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South Mopac traffic shift at Slaughter Lane

AUSTIN (KXAN) — People living in southwest Austin should be ready for traffic changes along South MoPac near Slaughter Lane this weekend.

Starting Friday at 9 p.m., the Texas Department of Transportation will divert traffic to the newly constructed north side of the new Slaughter Lane overpass bridge.

Eastbound Slaughter Lane will be reduced to one dedicated left-turn lane, one shared through- and left-turn lane and one dedicated through-lane. Dependent on the weather, work should be complete by 9 a.m. Saturday. 

The temporary traffic shift is expected to be in place for the next four months. 

Once the new Slaughter Lane overpass is built and open to traffic, crews will start work on the La Crosse Avenue bridge. 

The project to put the MoPac mainlanes underneath Slaughter Lane and La Crosse Avenue is costing $53.5 million. 

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