Interstate 35 South - Austin


Interstate 35 south
Use the left two lanes for the lower level, serving the University of Texas, LBJ Presidential Library and the State History Museum. The right lanes serve downtown and the State Capitol, via the upper deck. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for Airport Boulevard and 38 1/2 street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use the left two lanes (lower level) to reach Manor Road and MLK Boulevard. Airport Boulevard and 38 1/2 street exit here, as exits 237A and 236B. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use the lower level for 32nd Street and Dean Keeton, and the upper level for 15th and 11th streets. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Now on the lower level, travelers find exit 236B for 38 1/2 street. IH 35 is in a narrow right of way between a cemetary and the University of Texas, requiring double-decking to widen the freeway. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use the next three exits to reach the University of Texas. The next exit serves 32nd Street and Dean Keeton Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
This section of freeway opened in 1962, with the addition of the upper deck between 1971 and 1975. The lower level remains as originally designed. Photo taken 09/27/06.
32nd Street and Dean Keeton exit here. Use this exit to reach the LBJ Presidential Library. The next exit is Manor Road. Photo taken 09/27/06.
This view shows the typical overpasses along the lower level of IH 35. Notice the low overhead clearance. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The next two exits are Manor Road, and MLK Boulevard and 15th Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Manor Road departs here, as exit 235B. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 235A serves MLK Boulevard and 15th Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 235A departs here. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The Manor Road bridge also dates back to the original freeway. Photo taken 09/27/06.
As the double-deck ends, travelers find an overhead reassurance shield for IH 35 and US 290. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 234C, 12th and 11th streets, as well as the State Capitol. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The right lane from the double deck exits to 12th and 11th streets. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 234C departs here for 12th Street, 11th Street and the State Capitol. Photo taken 09/27/06.
This is a typical view of IH 35 as it passes downtown. IH 35 remains at six lanes south of the double-deck all the way to San Antonio. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 234B serves 8th and 3rd streets. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 234A, Holly Street and Cesar Chavez Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 234A departs here for Holly Street and Cesar Chavez Street. The next exit serves Town Lake and Riverside Drive. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Unusually, the original exit sign (non-overhead) remains for Cesar Chavez Street and Holly Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The southbound lanes dive under Cesar Chavez street to use the original, 1962 underpass, while the northbound lanes take a newer overpass over Cesar Chavez. Photo taken 09/27/06.
IH 35 has a truck lane restriction through Austin. This is used on congested, narrow freeways (such as IH 45 in Houston) to reduce lane congestion and improve safety. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 233 serves Town Lake and Riverside Drive. Town Lake was created by damming the Colorado River, while Riverside Drive was once planned to be a freeway (but is now cancelled). Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 232B, Woodland Avenue. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 232A, Oltorf Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The truck lane restriction is well-signed through Austin. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Oltorf Street departs here, as exit 232A. This photo also shows the frontage road configuration that is common on Texas freeways. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The next two exits are Woodward Street (exit 231) and US 290/SH 71 (exit 230). Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use Woodward Street to reach St. Edwards University. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Woodward Street exits here, as exit 231. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use exit 230 (SH 71 East) to reach Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The right two lanes serve US 290 and SH 71. Photo taken 09/27/06.
SH 71 and US 290 depart here at exit 230, marking the end of the US 290/IH 35 overlap. The next exit is exit 229, Stassney Lane. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The SH 71 and US 290 stack was completed in 2003, marking the end of a traffic-choked nightmare non-interchange. SH 71 and US 290 were progressively converted to freeways in the 1990s and early 2000s. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Stassney Lane exits here, as exit 229. Development becomes less dense south of US 290/SH 71. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Exit 228 serves William Cannon Drive. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 227, Slaughter Lane. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 227 (226B) serves SL 275 and Congress Avenue. SL 275 is former US 81, bypassed in 1962 by IH 35. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use exit 227 to reach SL 275. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Exit 227 departs for Slaughter Lane (and SL 275). Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 225, FM 1626 and Onion Creek Parkway. Photo taken 09/27/06.
FM 1626 travels west and south via Hays to FM 2770. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 223, FM 1327. At this point, IH 35 has effectively left Austin proper. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
FM 1327 travels from IH 35 to SH 29 via Creedmoor. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 223 departs here to serve FM 1327. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Use the next three exits to reach the city of Buda. Buda XXX. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 221, Main Street. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for exit 220, FM 2001 serving Niederwald. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 221 departs here for Main Street. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
FM 2001 travels to Neiderwald and SH 21, then continues south and east to US 183 at Lockhart. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Use exit 220 to reach Cabelas Drive. Cabelas is a destination outdoor retailer, and is a major sales tax generator for the city of Buda. Photo taken 09/27/06.
FM 2001 departs here at exit 220. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Advance signage for RM 967. Photo taken September 27, 2006.
Exit 217 serves RM 967. RM 967 travels north and west to RM 1826. Photo taken 09/27/06.
IH 35 now enters the city of Kyle. Kyle XXX. Photo taken 09/27/06.
The truck lane restriction continues well south of Austin. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Advance signage for FM 1626, Kyle Parkway. Photo taken 09/27/06.
Exit 215 serves FM 1626. FM 1626 continues south from here to FM 2770. Photo taken 09/27/06.

Page Updated November 3, 2006.

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