There is a scheduled nightly closure of the FM 518 intersection under the I-45 overpass eastbound and westbound for this weekend, with an alternating lane closure of two IH-45 northbound main lanes from north of SH 96 to the north of FM 518. The closure will begin on 9 p.m. Friday, February 21 through Monday, February 24. During this closure, the contractor will place pre-cast concrete deck panels for the proposed IH-45 bridge over FM 518. Residents traveling eastbound on FM 518 should utilize the southbound frontage road to the SH 96 intersection. Residents traveling westbound on FM 518 should utilize the northbound frontage road to the Nasa 1 intersection.
In addition, there will be an overnight closure of two outside lanes on I-45 northbound at SH 96 from 9 p.m. Monday, February 24 to 3 a.m. Tuesday, February 25. The northbound entrance ramp from FM 646 will also be closed from 9 p.m. Monday, February 24 to 3 a.m. Tuesday, February 25. Drivers should plan ahead of their commute.
Roads Closed for Railroad Crossing Reconstruction
This weekend, contractors with Union Pacific Railroad will be closing two railroad crossings for reconstruction work on FM 518 and FM 646. The FM 518 railroad crossing will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, February 22 through 5 a.m. Sunday, February 23. The FM 646 crossing will be closed from 7 p.m. Sunday, February 23 until 5 a.m. Monday, February 24. Traffic control signage and message boards will be placed at the outlying signalized intersections to warn motorist of these closures. Emergency responders are aware and will stage accordingly to mitigate the impact of the road closures on response times.