Crews will Work to Reconstruct and Repair Bridge
HOUSTON — A balanced approach of preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction is TxDOT’s newest approach in maintaining our freeway system. "Safety as always is our number one objective and performing routine maintenance on our existing infrastructure helps us to preserve our freeway system and keep more lanes open in the long run," says Houston District Engineer, Michael Alford, P.E.
To this effort TxDOT will reconstruct and repair the US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 beginning Sept. 28. In the past year there have been emergency closures in this area due to pavement failures that required emergency mainlane closures without advance notice.
The construction will take place in two phases. Effective Saturday, Sept. 28 traffic will be reduced by one lane. Phase One will involve closing one outside mainlane and West Bellfort entrance ramp. Phase Two will move the traffic to the outside mainlanes and close one inside lane.
Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route. Police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control. There is a heavy incentive to complete the work ahead of schedule with the contractor set to receive $7,000 a day for finishing early.
For more information on these scheduled lane closures in the Houston District contact Deidrea Samuels at (713) 802-5072 or visit the Houston TranStar website at www.houstontranstar.org. All closures are subject to change due to inclement weather. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO.
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