183 is about to go through some major changes! TxDOT recently approved the construction of 183 South, AKA The Bergstrom Expressway in March, 2015. This expressway will run from US 290 to SH 71. Construction is supposed to begin early 2016 and last for 5 years. Can't say I'm looking forward to the construction...but the outcome should be a big improvement to the current highway which was built way back in the 1960's!
Here are some details:
- 3 Tolled Main Lanes going both north and south (total of 6). These lanes will bypass various signals along the route.
- 3 Non-Tolled Lanes going both north and south (total of 6 as well). These will have lights but give drivers the option of using the expressway without paying tolls.
- 10 foot wide concrete shared use path for pedestrians and bicyclists that runs along the entire span of the expressway.
- Additional sidewalks and bicycle lanes for increased safety.
Check out this virtual drive video of the planned expressway:
With this enhancement, all signs point to 183 becoming a major artery with enhanced infrastructure & commercial development for the rapidly growing eastside!