UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:02pm
Waco, Tx — Several area closures are planned this week, as TXDoT officials continue work on I-35 in McLennan and Bell Counties.
All I-35 northbound and southbound mainlane traffic at FM 1695/Moonlight Drive (Exit 325), in Hewitt-Robinson, will be detoured to the frontage roads from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27, as crews set beams for the new bridge. Signs will be in place to alert drivers of the traffic detour and closure, and police officers will be in place to direct traffic through the intersections. Long delays are expected. TXDoT officials strongly advise planning alternate routes. Local traffic especially is encouraged to avoid this area on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
On Tuesday, September 24, from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, all northbound mainlanes near FM 2484 in Salado will be closed. Northbound traffic will detour off the freeway at Exit 286 (FM 2484) to the frontage road and reenter the mainlanes just south of Amity Road. In addition, the northbound-side frontage road will be closed to through traffic and open to local traffic only, between Salado Plaza Drive and FM 2484, during the same hours as the mainlane closure.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, all southbound mainlanes near FM 2484 in Salado will also be closed. Southbound traffic will detour off the freeway at Exit 286 (FM 2484) to the frontage road and reenter the mainlanes at the first on-ramp south of FM 2484. During the same hours, the southbound-side frontage road will be closed to through traffic (open to local traffic only) between Amity Road and FM 2484.
FM 2484 will also be closed to traffic crossing over I-35 starting at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
These closures will allow the contractor to set deck panels for the new FM 2484 bridge. All mainlanes, frontage roads and the FM 2484 crossing will be reopened by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25. This closure is planned weather permitting. If work is completed early, the lanes will be opened when the work is done.