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City may swap car lanes for bike lanes at Longhorn Dam

By Ben Wear - American-Statesman Staff

Drivers in East Austin wanting to cross the Colorado River have just a few choices: the famously congested Interstate 35, heavily traveled U.S. 183, or, halfway between those two, the four lanes of Pleasant Valley Road sitting on top of Longhorn Dam.

Each day more than 21,000 drivers traverse the 53-year-old dam, down from 28,000 in 2005 before a number of apartment complexes south of the river were demolished.

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