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UPDATED: Park Road 40 will be closed between the Interstate 45 ramps on the nights of Tuesday, January 15, and Wednesday, January 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the new northbound and southbound Interstate 45 bridges over Park Road 40. The median portion of the new I-45 overpass bridge is being constructed. Traffic will remain in its present configuration on Interstate 45 until the new concrete pavement and bridge in the median are completed.
The detour routes will be signed. Portable message boards will be placed in affected areas at least one week prior to the closure.
The construction of the 6 miles widening project, Segment 1B of Interstate 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 Interstate 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. Interstate 45 and SB State Highway 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 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.