Congestion relief in sight for Medical Center intersection

Project will raise Fredericksburg Road over Medical Drive

Author: John Honore, Meteorologist,
Published On: Sep 07 2012 09:53:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 07 2012 10:57:07 PM CDT

Beginning on Sept. 17, a two-year-long construction project will raise Fredericksburg Road over Medical Drive.

The stoplight will be eliminated on Medical Drive, allowing traffic to flow on that stretch of road to flow virtually unimpeded.

The idea is to get emergency medical vehicles to the Medical Center to emergency rooms faster -- but there's also another side-effect to the traffic in the area.

"There's going to be more green light time available for those that are driving Frederickburg. So it will cut down congestion quite a bit," said Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Josh Donat.

There will be numerous lane closures in the area over the course of the next two years, including a two week period where Frederickburg Road will be completely shut down at the intersection.

So traffic will be getting worse there before it gets better.

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