+ Deaths and serious injuries will rise
It’s impossible to describe the pain of suddenly, tragically losing a loved one. And yet, every year 25 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in Austin happen on I-35. Widening I-35 will increase vehicle speeds outside of rush hour, meaning more people will die and suffer life-changing injuries.
Increasing the number of travel lanes on I-35 will directly interfere with Austin's Vision Zero initiative to reduce traffic fatalities.