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Mopac Realignment Causes Traffic Headaches Throughout Austin

Posted by Trent Kelly on March 21, 2016
Mopac Realignment Causes Traffic Headaches Throughout Austin

The Mopac Expansion Project.

Austin residents are well familiar with the Mopac construction project, but the recent reduction of northbound Mopac to only two lanes of travel has created a whole new set of problems for commuters throughout the city. Starting late last month, a single lane along Mopac at Enfield Road will be closed to allow crews to work on underpass and realignment construction. This phase of the Mopac construction project is expected to last for 6 months.

The lane reduction has created substantial problems for Austin as drivers try to find alternative routes during rush hour, causing serious congestion on other northbound routes, including South Lamar, South 1st, and South Congress. Along with longer travel times, Austin drivers are also reporting more accidents and increased frustration, especially during the rush hour periods when drivers are in a hurry to get to and from work.

In situations like this where lanes are reduced, drivers sometimes become more aggressive, which results in a variety of traffic accidents, including rear-end collisions, T-bone collisions at intersections, fender benders, sideswipe collisions, and many others. Aggressive drivers often fail to drive defensively, thus putting themselves and others at risk.

If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Austin, contact an Austin car accident attorney as soon as possible. You may be eligible to receive money damages to compensate for your injuries and property damage. An experienced Austin car accident attorney will review your case and help you understand what options are available.

The attorneys at TK Injury Lawyers have represented many victims of car accidents. They strive to protect their clients’ interests and advocate for fair settlements. Call us at 512-910-2000 for a free initial consultation and case review.

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