Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps from 7:00 PM Friday evening, September 14, 2018 until 5:00 AM Monday, September 17, 2018. This closure is necessary to remove portions of the existing northbound and southbound I-45 bridges over PR 40. The construction of the median portion of the new I-45 overpass bridge will begin after removal of the existing median section. Traffic will remain in its present configuration on I-45 until the new concrete pavement and bridge in the median are completed.
Temporary detour routes will be signed, and 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.