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Bridge overpass demolitions to cause big I35 detours this week

TxDOT
POSTED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:47pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:56pm

I-35 will be closed in both the northbound and southbound directions at the northern FM 2837/Old Lorena Rd. overpass (West FM 2837) in Lorena on January 20th. The newly-constructed FM 2837/Old Lorena Rd. overpass will also be closed to traffic. The closure is planned to begin at 7PM and end no later than 7AM, and is necessary to allow demolition of the old bridge. To ensure the safety of motorists, traffic cannot be allowed through the area while this work is being completed.

Northbound traffic will be detoured to the northbound frontage road through a new exit located north of East FM 2837/Rosenthal Rd. and re-enter I-35 just north of West FM 2837. Frontage road traffic will operate in one direction northbound through the detour. Detour signs will be in place.

Southbound traffic will be detoured to the southbound frontage road through Exit 323. Traffic will re-enter I-35 just south of WEST FM 2837 via a new temporary ramp. Frontage road traffic will operate in one direction southbound through the detour. Detour signs will be in place.

Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 - FM 1695/Moonlight Drive in Hewitt
I-35 will be closed in both the northbound and southbound directions at the FM 1695/Moonlight Drive overpass on Wednesday, January 22nd. The new FM 1695 bridge over I-35 will also be closed to traffic. The closure is planned to begin at 7pm and end no later than 7am, and is necessary to allow demolition of the old FM 1695/Moonlight Drive bridge. To ensure the safety of motorists, traffic cannot be allowed through the area while this work is being completed. Following the bridge demolition, northbound traffic will be switched onto the newly constructed pavement through the area.

Northbound traffic will be detoured to the northbound frontage road through Exit 325, and re-enter I-35 just north of FM 1695/Moonlight Drive. Detour signs will be in place.

Southbound traffic will be detoured to the southbound traffic through Exit 325, and re-enter I-35 just south of FM 1695/Moonlight Drive. Detour signs will be in place.

 

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