Project History

MoPac Expressway south of Cesar Chavez Street is a key artery for Austin commuters and neighbors, as well as visitors to our region. Constructed between 1973 and 2013, it attracts up to 130,000 cars and trucks per day. The timeline below provides an overview of the history of MoPac Expressway.

Brief History of MoPac Expressway Improvements

Planning or Construction ActivityYear
The MoPac Expressway was included as part of the 1961 City of Austin Master Plan and Circulation Plan when only 160,000 people lived in Travis County. 1961
Construction of MoPac Expressway from Lady Bird Lake to RM 2244 is completed. 1973
Construction of MoPac Expressway from RM 2244 to Loop 360 is completed. 1982
Construction of MoPac Expressway from Loop 360 to US 290 is completed. 1986
Construction of MoPac Expressway from US 290 to Slaughter Lane is completed. 1990
Construction of MoPac Expressway from Slaughter Lane to SH 45 is completed. 1991
Construction of MoPac Expressway from US 290 to William Cannon Drive (overpass over William Cannon Drive) 2005
Construction of direct connectors at MoPac Expressway/US 290 2013

The MoPac South Environmental Study was initiated to evaluate improvements south of Cesar Chavez Street to Slaughter Lane. Today, Travis County contains over one million people and the five-county region contains nearly two million. Nearly 130,000 cars and trucks drive on MoPac Expressway every day.

2013

Source: TxDOT

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