Starting at 11pm Friday night until 5am Saturday
Northbound IH-45 will be closed at Exit 102 from 11:00 PM Friday, August 7, 2020 until 5:00 AM Saturday, August 8, 2020, weather permitting. All northbound IH-45 traffic must exit using Exit 102, FM 1375 and travel to SH 75 in New Waverly. Northbound SH 75 traffic may access northbound IH-45 at the temporary entrance ramp located between the SH 75 Exit Ramp (Exit 112) and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in Huntsville. Officers will be placed along the route and at various other key intersections to assist with directing traffic. This closure is necessary to perform work needed to shift the IH-45 northbound traffic to the median. 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.
Once IH-45 is re-open for this phase of construction, traffic will be able to utilize the Park Road 40 Exit ramp, and the temporary entrance ramp located between Exit 112 and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. The Park Road 40 northbound entrance ramp and the SH 75 northbound exit ramp will be temporarily closed until the permanent construction is completed in these areas.
The construction of the six 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 under way. 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 three-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity. IH-45 and SB SH 19 will also be closed at various times for safety of the traveling public and construction workers. The reconstruction of IH-45 will take place in two major phases. Phase 1 includes 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 Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company was awarded the construction contract for the amount of $116,878,722.89.