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.