Several lanes of I-635 are shut down this weekend so construction crews can continue work on the LBJ Express Project.
Final layer asphalt paving is going on this weekend along the westbound I-635 area between Coit Road and Preston Road and the closures will take place in that area.
Traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads to avoid the closures.
Traffic was already slow and backed up Saturday morning and LBJ Express Project representatives said to avoid the area if possible.
Traffic will also be reduced to one lane between Coit Road and Greenville Avenue.
Traffic coming from westbound I-635 will be directed to take the exit to Park Central/Hillcrest. Drivers will continue along the frontage road and will be able to re-enter the westbound main lanes through the entrance ramp after Hillcrest Road.
The ramps from northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 75 to westbound I-635 will be closed. Traffic will be directed to take the ramps to eastbound I-635, exit Greenville Avenue and take a U-turn, following the detour to get onto the westbound I-635.
The closure began Friday at 9 p.m. and traffic will be restored to normal by 6 a.m. Monday, November 4th.
"It's all good news because its progress for us. (We are) opening up new pavement mid-December, you know for additional capacity on the roadway," said LBJ Express project PR Manager, Heather DeLapp.
During the work along the westbound lanes, there will also be striping done along the eastbound general purpose lanes.
For the latest on the closure, visit the "Lane Closures" listing at www.lbjexpress.com
You can also sign up for text message alerts by texting @lbjexpress to 23559.
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