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WALKER COUNTY – On Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, beginning at 2 a.m., southbound SH 19 at I-45 southbound will be closed until 10 a.m. This closure is necessary to set concrete traffic barrier on southbound SH 19 adjacent to the on-going construction operations of the proposed new southbound SH 19 flyover.
The construction of the six-mile widening project, Segment 1B of IH 45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of SH 19 is under way. This project will widen IH 45 to six lanes and will replace the State Park Road 40 bridges and southbound SH 19 Flyover. During the 3-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity.
I-45 and SB SH 19 will also be closed at various times for safety of the traveling public and construction workers. The reconstruction of IH-45 will take place in two major phases. Phase 1 is under way and will include the addition of Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, northbound SH 19 Bridge and a new southbound SH 19 flyover. Phase 2, will include replacement of the Park Road 40 bridges. Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company was awarded the construction contract for the amount of $116,878,722.89.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.