TxDOT: SH 6 ramp and lane closures to start Tuesday

TXDOT_2000px[1]The Texas Department of Transportation sent out this press release earlier today. Please note that these closures will be for about three months:

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will close two SH 6 northbound ramps and a northbound frontage road lane between Harvey Road and University Drive.

The SH 6 northbound exit ramp to Harvey Road will be closed and traffic wanting to access Harvey Road will be detoured to the SH 30 exit ramp. Additionally, the SH 6 northbound entrance ramp will be closed and traffic wanting to enter SH 6 will have to use the next entrance ramp. These ramp closures allow the contractor to remove the existing ramps and construct new ramps.

The left lane of the SH 6 northbound frontage road will also be closed leaving one lane of traffic between Harvey Road and University Drive. This closure will allow the contractor to begin roadway widening operations for a future auxiliary lane between the two new ramps.

Along with these closures, a construction speed zone will be in place. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph within the work area for the SH 6 northbound traffic only.

The closures and speed zone are expected to be in place for approximately three months.

This work is part of the $9.6 million SH 6 Ramps Project that is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2015.

For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Bob Colwell at 979-778-9764.

– Public Communications Office

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