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Expressway News

September 8, 2021


It’s a common misconception that we’re just a transportation agency. It’s true that we plan, build, and maintain mobility connections throughout our region. And it’s true, we’re comprised of a small professional staff with specialized expertise in this field. But to narrow our function to this degree would be to remove our core purpose – the driving force – behind the Mobility Authority. 

We are responsible for implementing mobility solutions that preserve and enhance quality of life in Central Texas as we EVOLVE with the changing regional landscape, ENGAGE with the communities we serve, and PROTECT the environment we all share.

Our leadership and staff model these values and purpose, and are committed to implementing projects and initiatives in support of our organization’s “why.” Because we’re Central Texans, too – driving the same roads, sitting in the same traffic, biking the same trails. And we share in the desire to improve our region while also protecting the things that make it great. 

Perhaps it’s unorthodox to view transportation in this manner. But what we’ve found is that by coupling first-hand knowledge and expertise we make room for innovation. By empowering our community, we produce better outcomes. And by being mission-driven, we’re capable of enhancing the lives for all Central Texans.

The month’s Expressway News will feature the first of a three-part series outlining the ways in which the Mobility Authority upholds it’s mission to evolve, engage, and protect.
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Though it is Austin’s growth that captures media headlines, our community knows too well that these changes reach far beyond city limits. Our entire Central Texas region has experienced exponential growth and significant change for decades now. 

Since the Mobility Authority was created in 2002, population of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has skyrocketed roughly 80 percent (Census Bureau). Skylines, demographics, technology – our community looks and functions very different than it did before. Plus, the speed at which these changes have occurred require that we play catch-up and plan for the future.

And as Central Texas has evolved, so have we. Earlier this year, construction began on the 183A Phase III Project to build upon the success of the 183A Toll Road by extending it northward into Liberty Hill. Traffic volumes along US 183 are anticipated to increase by 183 percent by 2042, driving the need for proactive congestion relief. Leander, for example, a former small-town Texas community is now the 37th fastest-growing city in the country. From the start, the Mobility Authority recognized this growth and the need for more robust regional connections. Our phased planning allows for continued expansion of a comprehensive mobility network just as our communities continue to expand and develop.

Similarly, the 183 South Project is set to be completed this year. Last improved in the 1970s, US 183 between US 290 and SH 71 went more than 50 years without major improvements until this project. To put this in perspective, the population of the greater Austin area was an estimated 398,938 compared to today’s roughly 2.3 million residents. (City of Austin; U.S. Census Bureau). The Mobility Authority has transformed this 8-mile stretch of US 183 to a modern highway for tolled and non-tolled travel with facilities for bicycle and pedestrian use. By tripling the roadway’s previous capacity and creating a non-stop, signal-free route, drivers are now able to reach destinations throughout East Austin without delay.

And beyond project construction is the Mobility Authority’s implementation of advanced roadway technology. From breaking new ground with all-electronic tolling to wrong-way driving technology systems, we have a history of being early adopters of innovative technology which improves roadway safety and expands mobility options across the region.

The Mobility Authority network reflects the evolution of our community – enhancing regional connectivity and delivered in a such a way that addresses our transportation needs now and long into the future.
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