The MoPac gain, in theory, will come in late 2015. Meanwhile, get ready for the pain.
After a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday and minor preparatory work in the coming weeks, the $200 million project to add a toll lane to each side of the six-lane North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) from Lady Bird Lake to Parmer Lane will begin in earnest in early December. Nonceremonial ground will break first in the area between RM 2222 and U.S. 183 — a large grove of trees in the median will be felled to make way for the added pavement — and between RM 2222 and Enfield Road.
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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the phone number for the MoPac project's hotline.