Beginning Tuesday through Thursday from 7pm until 5am
Northbound and Southbound IH 45 will be closed at 7:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night beginning Tuesday, February 12, 2019 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. All northbound traffic must exit using Exit 109, Park Road 40. All southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. This closure is necessary to place beams for the new Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Bridge. Southbound SH 19 traffic will be detoured to SH 75 Southbound with access to the East Frontage Road of IH 45 to remain in place. 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.
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.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.