Saturday morning, June 25th, 2011, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close the southbound I-35 access road at South Loop 340/Hwy 6 completely (all lanes), between 3 am and 7 am.
Traffic on the frontage road will be detoured to westbound S. Loop 340/Hwy 6 to Bagby Avenue, then turn left on Bagby across the highway and back down the eastbound Loop 340/Hwy 6 access road to I-35, and turn right onto the southbound access road.
Traffic on the westbound Loop 340/Hwy 6 access road will not be able to use the cloverleaf turn onto the southbound I-35 access road, but will continue to Bagby, then turn left across the highway and back down the eastbound Loop 340/Hwy 6 access road to I-35, and turn right onto the southbound access road.
The closure is necessary as work crews will be pouring a portion of the concrete bridge deck (pavement surface) on the flyover above the access road.
Message boards will be in place to warn drivers of the upcoming closure and detours.
Motorists are advised to observe all warning signs, traffic control devices, and police officers in the project area.
This project is part of TxDOT’s commitment to widen I-35 to a minimum of three lanes in each direction from San Antonio to the east-west split above Hillsboro. Webber, LLC started work on it in May 2008, and completion is anticipated by the end of this year.
Efforts to improve the I-35 corridor throughout the state would not be possible without the support of local governments, the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress. In addition to the ongoing $1.9 billion dollar expansion of I-35 through TxDOT’s Waco District, a number of critical projects are underway in the Dallas/Fort Worth region to improve I-35 connections to I-820 and I-635 thanks to a partnership with the private sector. Meanwhile, TxDOT continues to plan for the long-term future of the I-35 corridor through the MY 35 citizen-driven planning process. For more information about I-35 expansion projects or the MY 35 planning effort, visit www.my35.org.