Tuesday and Wednesday nights; Detour routes will be signed
Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps on the nights of Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the new northbound and southbound I-45 bridges over PR 40. The median portion of the new I-45 overpass bridge is being constructed. Traffic will remain in its present configuration on I-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 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 3-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 is under way 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 Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company was awarded the construction contract for the amount of $116,878,722.89.