CTRMA Officials Foresee September MoPac Opening (and “They Sound Convinced”)

Austin American-Statesman’s Ben Wear writes that Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority officials tell him the new MoPac express lanes will open in September. Wear is optimistic about the predicted openings, and adds, “we’ll see if it was worth the $200 million or so cost and especially all the construction-related traffic hell” that resulted from “40-plus months of lane closures, lane switches, bumpy pavement, narrowed stretches and inexplicable backups at odd times.”