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The current bridge that takes I-45 over Park Road 40 on the southside of Huntsville will be replaced in phases until it carries six lanes. Exit and entraces to the Park Road also are being reworked and I-45 widened. (Photo by Rich Heiland)

Park Road to close for weekend of Sept.7 for removal of parts of I-45 overpass

Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps from 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 7 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10 for removal of  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 is part 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.  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.

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About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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