State Highway 71 Toll Lanes Project
TxDOT selected a team from LAN and McCarthy Building Companies in June 2014 to develop, design, and construct the SH 71 Express Toll Lanes through a design-build agreement. SH 71 is a major thoroughfare for commuters traveling from downtown Austin to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and for central Texas motorists traveling to Houston. LAN serves as the Lead Engineering Firm for the project, which will provide upgrades to improve mobility in the area and meet future travel demands. This project is the fastest alternative-delivery procurement that TxDOT has ever managed.
The $149 million project, which will be completed in 2016 on an accelerated design and construction schedule, will provide much needed relief to Austin commuters.
LAN serves as the lead designer responsible for environmental compliance, utility coordination and relocation, survey, geotechnical services, design and construction support.
At a glance
Cost of project: $149 million
158% increase in traffic since SH 71's last update in 1990
3.9 mile limited access toll road
16% reduction in travel time as a result
Accelerated design schedule
FM 973 realignment and tie-in transitions to SH 71
City street connectors
Enhanced pedestrian access
Planning & Modeling
Expected completion date is late 2016