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Weather permitting, Southbound IH 45 and Park Road 40 under IH-45 bridge will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., Monday, August 19, and Tuesday, August 20. All southbound IH-45 traffic must exit at Park Road 40 Exit 109 and will re-enter IH-45 using the entrance ramp south of Park Road 40.
Northbound IH-45 and Park Road 40 under the IH-45 bridge will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, and Thursday, August 22. All northbound IH-45 traffic must exit at Park Road 40 Exit 109 and will re-enter IH 45 using the entrance ramp north of Park Road 40. This closure is necessary to remove bridge deck overhang forms from the Park Road 40 Bridge. Message boards have been placed advising of the closure and detour signs will be placed along the detour routes to alert and guide traffic through the detour. TxDOT encourages motorists to seek alternate routes due to expected delays.
The construction of the 6 miles widening project, Segment 1B of IH-45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of SH 19 is underway. This project will widen IH-45 to six lanes and will replace the State Park Road 40 bridges and southbound SH 19 Flyover. During the 3-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity. IH-45 and southbound SH 19 will also be closed at various times for the safety of the traveling public and construction workers.
The reconstruction of IH-45 will take place in two major phases. Phase 1 is underway and will include the addition of Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, northbound SH 19 Bridge and a new southbound SH 19 flyover. Phase 2, will include replacement of the Park Road 40 bridges. Johnson Brothers 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.