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Southbound Interstate 45 will be closed from 8 a.m., Monday, January 28, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, at the State Highway 19 overpass. All southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.
This closure is necessary to mill and overlay the existing asphalt pavement in the southbound lanes between the Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Exit and the State Highway 19 Entrance Ramps. 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 Interstate 45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of State Highway 19 is underway. This project will widen Interstate 45 to six lanes and will replace the State Park Road 40 bridges and southbound State Highway 19 Flyover.
During the 3-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity. Interstate 45 and southbound State Highway 19 will also be closed at various times for the safety of the traveling public and construction workers. The reconstruction of Interstate 45 will take place in two major phases. Phase 1 is underway and will include the addition of Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, northbound State Highway 19 Bridge and a new southbound State Highway 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