Mobility Investment Priorities Project: Long-Term Central Texas IH 35 Improvement Scenarios

This summary presents an overview of the purpose, findings, and recommendations resulting from a computer modeling effort to examine potential long-term solutions for Interstate 35 (IH 35) through Central Texas. The Mobility Investment Priorities (MIP) modeling analysis for IH 35 analyzes the “big picture” of travel patterns and congestion for IH 35—exploring scenarios that have been discussed by local stakeholders since the late 1990s but deemed infeasible for project-level study due to capital costs and other constraints. This modeling effort provides an opportunity for Central Texas stakeholders to explore roadway design scenarios unbounded by the consideration of today’s financial constraints or federal restrictions on conversion of existing travel lanes to toll lanes. This exercise enables stakeholders to determine if any of the scenarios have benefits that are substantial enough to warrant the additional effort and investment necessary to further pursue a large-scale commitment for the complex IH 35 corridor, or even to seek an exception to the federal restrictions mentioned above. In short, this effort is a first step in addressing the question: What is the long-term solution for IH 35 congestion through the Austin Metropolitan Area? This study provides a framework for preliminary screening of long-term, large-scale options. The modeling analysis is intended to complement and support existing planning and development efforts underway in the region, and is not a replacement for current local efforts.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 105p

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  • Accession Number: 01529482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2014 3:49PM