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TxDOT: Park Road 40 Closure Between I-45 Ramps

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 ...

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TxDOT: Park Road 40 Closure Delayed

Due to weather, the closure of Park Road this weekend has been canceled. Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps from 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, September 17.  This closure is necessary to remove portions of the existing northbound and southbound I-45 bridges ...

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DPS Increases Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be joining law enforcement efforts from across the state to increase traffic enforcement during the Labor Day holiday weekend. From Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3, DPS Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate traffic laws, including impaired drivers, speeders and safety ...

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DPS Issues Statement on Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today issued the following statement regarding driver license offices to clarify misconceptions reflected in several recent news articles: The Texas Department of Public Safety is not implementing any plan for mass closures of driver license offices across Texas. As part of the Sunset review process of ...

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Locals Get First-Hand Look at Plans for Massive I-45 Widening and Improvement

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             LOCAL DRIVERS HAD best get used to some heavy construction around I-4 5 into 2027 according to timetables announced by the Texas Department of Transportation at an open house/public hearing late Thursday afternoon. TXDOT, at the Walker County ...

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Understanding I-45, Part 5 of 5: Going North – The Next Phases

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             WHEN THE LAST bit of concrete is laid on the I-45 improvements from south of Park Road 40 to the new interchange of I-45 and Highway 19, it won’t be the end. Far from it. Two more ...

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Part 4 of Understanding I-45: The New Interchange for I-45 and Highway 19

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             WHILE THE I-45 WIDENING work in the Park Road and Goree Bridge areas in Huntsville is significant, it may not be the most significant. That honor might fall to the what will be the biggest and most ...

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Part 3 – Understanding I-45 Construction: Goree Bridge Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IF YOU HAD to pick a part of the massive I-45 widening project underway in Huntsville that has wreaked havoc on local drivers, it probably would be the loss of what was called the Goree Bridge. That bridge ...

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Understanding I-45 – Part 2: Park Road 40 Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Walker County News Today            CONFUSED ABOUT ALL that is going on with I-45 through Huntsville? Join the club. So are we. It’s a big project, the design drawings make sense only to engineers and it’s hard to ...

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I-45 Construction: More Changes Happening in Walker County

Part 1 in a series explaining what to expect with upcoming construction of I-45 in Walker County By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today   FOR HUNTSVILLE and Walker County residents who use I-45 on a regular basis the persistent question has been “what all ...

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