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MoPac and the Expensive Mess That Never Ends
Engineering company renovating the beleaguered stretch of highway gets bought out
"...As construction continues on MoPac's long overdue toll lanes, CH2M, the Colorado-based engineering company..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Braden Maccke

MoPac Expansion Update
Sound walls trumped new lanes at open house meetings to take initial look at proposed plans to expand MoPac from Parmer Lane down to Town Lake
"...take a first look at proposed plans to expand MoPac from Parmer Lane down to Town Lake...."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

A Bumper-to-Bumper Crop of MoPac Proposals
Not everyone's happy with this cornucopia
"...a whole menu of changes being considered under the MoPac Improvement Project, a joint mission of the Central Texas..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Sound Walls Coming to MoPac
Details to be discussed at final noise-education forum this week
"...Neighborhoods in the MoPac Neighborhoods Associations Coalition have waited for sound walls along..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Noise Over MoPac
Allandale residents look for alternatives
"...The recently begun MoPac Improvement Project of the Texas Department of Transportation and..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

West of Mopac (Not East)
"...July 25] on a map, it is west of MoPac (not east) and south of FM 2222 at Mesa...."

July 29, 2008 Postmarks

Public Notice: One Ring to Rule Them All
There's much to dislike about the greater MoPac tollway plan
"...Authority announced its plans for a massive expansion of MoPac South, including two new toll lanes each way from..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: On the Waterfront
The latest MoPac expansion plan is only part of the problem
"...for adding one "managed" lane in each direction on MoPac between Cesar Chavez and Slaughter Lane. Over the past..."

May 8, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
The city's new police review panel isn't as apolitical as it was supposed to be.
"...183 Improvement Study -- the long-range plan for expanding MoPac -- but only if the highway's neighbors come along..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: The Road to Fewer Roads
Can the latest advances in intersection designs fix Austin's gridlock?
"...Transportation agencies are laying plans to expand South MoPac and build underpasses at two busy intersections – one..."

May 2, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
CAMPO Keeps SH 45 (S)
"...As CAMPO was grappling with widening MoPac -- last month's controversial road project -- the special..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...(the plan calls for new toll express lanes on MoPac from William Cannon to downtown)...."

Aug. 6, 2004 Column

Karen Huber's Change of Mind
"...back in the 1990s.This provides the only access to MoPac for a growing Hays County population to MoPac. As..."

Feb. 25, 2012 Postmarks

Statesman Transportation Writer Can't Read Road Signs
You'd think that would be a prerequisite for the job.
"...$4 million bicycle bridge on a southern section of MoPac to encourage southwest Austinites to use Loop 1 to..."

Aug. 20, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...The Texas Dept. of Transportation's controversial MoPac improvement project charted a new course Tuesday, when a..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Highway to 2040
CAMPO Board approves regional trans plan
"...a few words describing a single project: the proposed MoPac South expansion, and whether it could include four or..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...from Oak Hill drive right past Porter: They cross MoPac, traverse all of 78704, and roll across Town Lake..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...A bridge across Town Lake extends MoPac Boulevard into South Austin.1982 Gary Bradley and his partners,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited
Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'
"...the Edwards Aquifer to link the southern tip of MoPac to FM 1626 in Hays County...."

May 23, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Here Come the Transporters
In the endless Central Texas transportation wars, the lions and the lambs look for ways to make peace
"...having to pay tolls on their roads, specifically South MoPac over William Cannon and U.S. 290/Texas 71 through the..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The City Council puts off plans to approve an appropriation to extend the northern portion of MoPac, buying time to discuss a more controversial project: the proposed expansion of the freeway through several central Austin neighborhoods.
"...$29 million appropriation to purchase right-of-way for the northern MoPac extension. The council postponed moving ahead with that project,..."

May 18, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
West Austin neighbors oppose MoPac's expansion, Thomas Henderson may be spending his lottery winnings to help elect Danny Thomas, ALGPC makes its endorsements for city council
"...West Austin residents, many of them survivors of the anti-MoPac struggle of the early Seventies, reared up again in..."

April 7, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council Watch
Peace at Last? City, Gary Bradley Strike the Deal to End All Deals
"..."inhibit" the county's big road plans, which include extending MoPac over the aquifer. According to a well-placed source, the..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
Hays County residents protest new road plan
"...plan for new roads -- including an extension of MoPac south to San Marcos -- that they say will..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

The Road to Ruin
US290: We Built It, and Dammit, They're Coming
"...Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) water quality controls on South MoPac and US290, and to determine whether the full 12-lane..."

Jan. 19, 1996 News Feature

Sustainable Transit Solutions
"...I’d like to clarify a few details about the MoPac South project, featured in the May 8 “On the..."

May 13, 2015 Postmarks

Point Austin: Buckle Up
The 20-year argument over SH 45 resumes apace
"...by providing Hays County commuters a direct path to MoPac South, which already has its own congestion woes. As..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 28-Aug. 4
"...MOPAC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Learn about the new sound walls proposed..."

July 29, 2011 News Column

McCracken Charges Toll Road Cover-up
Council Member says toll road proponents overplayed direness of funding situation
"...night, which was stripping the William Cannon bridge over MoPac from the overall Central Texas toll road plan. An..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Austin @ Large: The End of the Roads
The toll plan takes us down the right path, but there's still a long way to go
"...on the bus and next to none on South MoPac, and I've chosen – for reasons that have a..."

July 30, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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