Revised TxDOT IH-35 Project Schedule
Published on Mar 15, 2017 / Local News
New Braunfels, TX – Beginning Sunday, March 19th, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will launch a $6.3 million project that will resurface and repair pavement base on a section of IH-35 between Solms Road and FM 725, a 4.3 mile stretch. Angel Brothers Construction will be performing the work, which is expected to wrap up late fall of this year, weather and other factors permitting.
On the morning of Monday, March 20th, TxDOT will have the northbound lanes trimmed down to two lanes at Walnut Avenue and will also have the on-ramp from Spur Street closed (traffic will continue through the Walnut intersection and use the next available ramp). That configuration is expected to last about three weeks before crews do the same set up on the southbound side.
The first portion of the project will tackle the needed structural repairs. Once the structural repairs are all finished on this job they will come back and give the road a final surface. Drivers may see less-than-perfect driving surfaces over the summer before the final surface is installed. Drivers should expect to see nightly closures as the project moves forward, with a handful of total closures of the main lanes - which will only last overnight. The first of those total closures will come Sunday night, March 19th, with the two right lanes closing at 8:00 p.m. and all lanes shutting down by 11:00 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 20th.
Travelers should keep in mind that tapering down the northbound mainlanes to a full closure will require beginning the process several miles in advance, so the stack up of traffic could be substantial. TxDOT is placing this information on the overhead digital message signs in San Antonio to let drivers know of this delay so they may possibly consider other routes to their destination.
Look for future closure information on TxDOT’s weekly lane closures report on their Go Ahead! blog at http://txdotsanantonio.blogspot.com/search/label/closures