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The original item was published from 10/2/2019 4:45:00 PM to 10/16/2019 12:00:12 AM.

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] TxDOT closure annouced

Road Closure FM 1374

Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 until 5 p.m. October 15, 2019, FM 1374 will be closed between SH 150 and Possum Walk Road, weather permitting.

Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 until 5 p.m. October 15, 2019, FM 1374 will be closed between SH 150 and Possum Walk Road, weather permitting. The closure is to construct concrete bridge caps on FM 1374. East Frontage Road will remain open during this closure and West Frontage Road will be open to traffic to access FM 1375 overpass bridge. Drivers should reduce speed and maintain safe traveling distances between vehicles and be prepared for delays during this closure. Detour signs will be placed along the routes to guide traffic through the detour.
IH-45 will be reconstructed to pass over local roads (including FM 1374 and FM 1375) to increase public safety by reducing any interference with IH-45 traffic due to future bridge maintenance and to eliminate the damage caused by over-height loads.  To alert drivers to the lane closure, changeable message signs will be placed near the west and east frontage roads beginning one week before the closure. The speed limit is reduced to 65 MPH throughout the limits of the project.
The IH-45 lane closures are part of the reconstruction of IH-45 that will involve replacing the existing four-lane divided highway with a six-lane highway with a concreted median barrier in southern Walker County. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
During the 4.5-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764

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