From the Austin Monitor: The cost of a large expansion of U.S. Highway 183 in Northwest Austin officially nearly tripled on Monday night.
At its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to amend its long-range plan to increase the price of the 183 North Mobility Project from $225.7 million to $650 million.
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The original price tag was included in the CAMPO 2040 plan that was approved last May. Since then, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, which will build the 183 North Mobility Project, asked to refine the cost based on new…