West, TX — An Interstate 35 overpass just north of West will be torn down Wednesday, and a replacement will not be available for nine months.
Construction crews were preparing for the demolition Tuesday.
All southbound and northbound lanes will be closed starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will remain closed until 7 a.m.
The HCR 3102 bridge is not capable of accommodating the future growth of I-35.
After its removal, local traffic will detour north to FM1242, or south to County Line Road.
TxDOT anticipates the new bridge will not be ready for traffic until summer of 2014.