Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bay Area Blvd – I45/Gulf Freeway Closure Starts on Friday, February 26th

TXDOT PRESS RELEASE ~ The Texas Department of Transportation will begin the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection at Bay Area Blvd. To complete the work, a total closure of the north and southbound main lanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Blvd. will take place the weekend of February 26.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, February 29, the I-45 northbound and southbound main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. will be closed.

Motorists traveling southbound will need to exit the main lanes at El Dorado and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes before the Nasa Pkwy intersection. Motorists traveling northbound will need to exit the main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes after the Bay Area Blvd. intersection.

The Bay Area Blvd. overpass will also be closed and re-open June 2016.

Motorists traveling southbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. west will need to exit Nasa Pkwy and U-turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right onto Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling northbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. east will need to exit El Dorado and turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Motorists traveling east on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Pkwy and U-turn stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling west on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and turn at El Dorado stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the Bay Area Blvd. intersection replacing the current overpass structure and improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public. The Bay Area Blvd. overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Blvd. The project will also widen the existing six main lanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Blvd. overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion Fall 2018.

For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, contact the Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO"

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are:  Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area on 6/09/2014; Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated on 2/02/2015; I-45 Overpass at El Dorado Boulevard to Close on Friday, July 10th , 7/09/2015.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog