Thursday, July 9, 2015

I-45 Overpass at El Dorado Boulevard to Close on Friday, July 10th

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has released their announcement updating area citizens about the El Dorado overpass reconstruction at I-45. This action will impact both northbound and southbound travel on the South Gulf Freeway. The following is the press release:

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation will close the El Dorado Boulevard overpass at I-45/Gulf Freeway on July 10 at 9 p.m. until late November 2015 for reconstruction. The existing overpass will be demolished and a new at-grade intersection will be constructed.

Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the El Dorado Boulevard intersection replacing the current overpass structure. This will improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public.

During the reconstruction, motorists traveling east on El Dorado to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Road One and u-turn and enter I-45 northbound main lanes and exit and turn left to access El Dorado.

Vehicles traveling west on El Dorado to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and u-turn at Dixie Farm/FM 1959 to access I-45 southbound and exit and turn right on El Dorado.

The El Dorado overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Boulevard. The project will also widen the existing six mainlanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Boulevard overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion the second quarter of 2017.

For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, contact the Public Information Office and follow us on Twitter.”

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are: Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area (6/9/2014); Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated (2/2/2015).

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Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog