The Texas Department of Transportation plans to break ground in early 2019 on the second widening project along SH 130 east of Austin.
During the Oct. 25 meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, the governing body for TxDOT, commissioners approved the $56.1 million construction contract with OHL USA Inc.
The project involves adding a third lane in each direction of SH 130 between Hwy. 290 and SH 71 as well as project widening bridges and pavement repairs. The work will take about two years to complete, and TxDOT will lower the speed limit to 70 mph from 80 mph during construction.