Portion of Manor Expressway opens

Portion of Manor Expressway opens

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A portion of the new Manor Expressway toll way is now open to Austin area drivers.

The eastbound main lanes from US 183 to East of Springdale Road opened overnight.

The southbound to eastbound direct connector ramp from US 183 to the Manor Expressway is also open.

The rest of the flyover ramps at US 183 and US 290 will open later this month. Steve Pustelnyk with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority explains why the new toll way will help with traffic.

"Well right now, especially during traffic, there are a number of traffic signals, we get long delays with those traffic signals. With this expressway opening, folks will have the option to bypass those traffic signals. In addition, we are also widening the frontage road."

The westbound lanes will open later this month.

Drivers won't have to pay toll until January

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