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Weather permitting - the Contractor will begin the State Highway 19 southbound direct connect bridge deck pour at 5 a.m, Friday, March 1.
To accomplish this pour the State Highway 19 turn-around and Southwood Drive underneath the bridge must be closed. The closure is necessary to protect the traveling public from the potential of material falling from the bridge during the deck pour. The streets will only be closed during the time that the deck pour and equipment is directly over the roadway. Message Boards will alert travelers of the closure and detour signs will be placed along the detour routes to guide traffic through the detour.
The construction of the six-mile widening project, Segment 1B of I-45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of State Highway 19 is underway. This project will widen I-45 to six lanes and will replace the State Park Road 40 bridges and southbound State Highway 19 Flyover. During the 3-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity. I-45 and southbound State Highway 19 will also be closed at various times for the safety of the traveling public and construction workers.
The reconstruction of I-45 will take place in two major phases. Phase 1 is underway and will include the addition of Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, northbound State Highway 19 Bridge and a new southbound State Highway 19 flyover. Phase 2, will include replacement of the Park Road 40 bridges. Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company was awarded the construction contract for the amount of $116,878,722.89.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.
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