Between the hours 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday, February 6th, Interstate (IH) 45 northbound will be closed, weather permitting.
All IH 45 northbound traffic must exit at Exit 98, Shepard Hill Rd. Traffic will be directed to SH 75 and back to IH 45 East Frontage Road to reenter IH 45 at the entrance ramp north of FM 1374 in New Waverly. Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route. Drivers should exercise caution and be prepared for extended delays during this closure.
The closure will allow TxDOT contractor to work on overhead sign truss that crossover IH 45 northbound main lane safely, this is part of a larger project to reconstruct seven miles of IH 45 in this area to decrease traffic congestion and travel times and to increase safety along the route.
To alert drivers to the lane closures, changeable message signs will be placed near the northbound lanes of IH 45 beginning one week before the closures, and detour signs will be placed along the detour routes to alert and guide traffic through the detour. The speed limit is reduced to 65 MPH throughout the limits of the project.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.