One Dead in Texas 71 Crash, Austin Airport Traffic Affected
A serious accident caused a part of the road leading to the Austin airport to close down on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Hwy 71 and Highway 183.
One dead in accident on Texas 71 headed to Austin airport; traffic being diverted to US 183 https://t.co/tw1E4QE4Wh
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) November 15, 2023
Detour for Eastbound Drivers
If you were heading east, the regular route using Hwy 71 is blocked due to the accident. Instead, you need to take a detour using Highway 183 to reach your destination.
Alternate Route for Drivers
As an alternative, drivers can choose a different path by using Burleson Road to FM 973, and then getting on Hwy 71 to reach the airport.
Tragic Motorcycle Crash
Unfortunately, there was a sad incident involving a motorcycle crash, resulting in the loss of a life. The Austin Fire Department reported this unfortunate event.
Traffic Alert from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
For those planning to travel to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, there’s a heads-up. The airport shared on social media that significant traffic delays are expected.
Travelers are advised to plan their journeys with extra time to ensure they don’t miss their flights. Stay informed and drive safely!