TxDOT Completes Parmer/I-35 Intersection Construction

Austin’s newest Diverging Diamond Intersection is now officially complete. The Texas Department of Transportation this week has officially cut the ribbon at Parmer Lane and I-35, which has been under construction since last year. Officials on-hand to celebrate the completion include Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., as well as State Representative and current Austin mayoral candidate Celia Israel.
“Since 2015, we’ve completed a dozen Texas Clear Lanes projects across the state,” said Bugg. “The I-35 at Parmer Lane project will help get Austin drivers out of congestion and back to the things they want and need to do.”

The $24.6 million project replaced the traditional intersection with a DDI, reconstructed the northbound bypass lane, added a southbound bypass lane, constructed right-turn lanes and dual left-turn lanes at the Parmer Lane and North Lamar Boulevard intersection, and improved bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout the corridor.

“As someone who has been a longtime advocate for transportation safety, diverging diamonds get us one step closer to ensuring that all road users are kept safe in the state that we love,” said Rep. Israel.

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