The MoPac Improvement Project is still on track to open in the fall, but if the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority adds on any new work, that opening date could shift.
Steve Pustelnyk, director of community relations for the MoPac project, said initially the scope of the MoPac project, which will add one new toll lane in each direction from Parmer Lane to Lady Bird Lake, was scaled back because of funding constraints. Now the Mobility Authority, which is the manger and owner of the project, is able to consider change orders, which is work outside the initial scope of the project.
Pustelnyk said some of the change orders are for safety issues that could arise later but that the Mobility Authority can address now. These include rebuilding the northbound on-ramp at RM 2222 and the southbound off ramp at Westover Road.