I-35 mainlanes and FM 3406 to close for u-turn bridge construction

Rescheduled from Aug. 7 due to weather

The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) on Sunday night, Aug. 13, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. The FM 3406 bridge across I-35 will also close while the work is being completed. This work has been rescheduled from Aug. 7, due to weather cancellation.

The northbound I-35 mainlanes will be closed and traffic detoured to the frontage roads at exit 254 beginning at 9 p.m., with full mainlane closures from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., on Sunday night, Aug. 13, weather permitting. In addition, both directions of FM 3406 over I-35 will close beginning at 8 p.m. The I-35 mainlanes and FM 3406 will reopen as work is completed.

Drivers wishing to cross I-35 at FM 3406 during the closure will be detoured to RM 1431 or US 79.

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closure. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, as delays are expected. TxDOT asks the traveling public to be patient and remain aware when traveling through the work zone.

The I-35 at FM 3406 project will improve mobility, safety, and connectivity for all modes of transportation along and across I-35. Work includes replacing and widening the FM 3406 bridge and constructing two new U-turn bridges. Bicycle and pedestrian enhancements will also be made within the project limits. Work on the $12.4 million project is expected to continue through spring 2019, weather permitting. The contractor is Flatiron Constructors Inc.

To learn more about the I-35 at FM 3406 project and recommended detour routes, visit My35Construction.org.

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