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WALKER COUNTY – The northbound lanes of IH-45 will be closed to traffic from Exit 102 at FM 1375 in New Waverly to Exit 109 at State Park Road 40, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and ending at noon Sunday, April 15. Vehicles traveling north on IH-45 in this area will be detoured onto the FM 1375/FM 1374/IH-45 Interchange ramps. All northbound IH-45 traffic must exit IH-45. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes during this time. Drivers should exercise caution and be prepared for extended delays during this northbound IH-45 closure.
The reason for the northbound IH-45 lane closures is to allow maintenance within the concrete section between FM 1374 and State Park Road 40.
To alert drivers to the lane closures and detours, changeable message signs will be placed near the northbound lanes of IH-45. The speed limit is reduced to 65 miles per hour throughout the limits of the project.
The IH-45 lane closures are part of the reconstruction of IH-45 that will involve replacing the existing four-lane divided highway with a six-lane highway with a concreted median barrier in southern Walker County. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
During the 4.5-year project, multiple lane shifts and relocation of traffic will take place at various times to accommodate construction activity.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.