HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Due to inclement weather, TxDOT has postponed construction that was originally scheduled to shut down I-45 near downtown all weekend.
Instead, the north- and southbound mainlanes of I-45 will be closed between I-10 and US 59 from 9pm on Monday, Dec. 5 through 5am on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and again from 9pm on Friday, Dec. 9 through 5am on Monday, Dec. 12.
TxDOT is closing the freeway to continue work on the reconstruction of the West Dallas Bridge over I-45. The underside of the bridge was hit by an over height truck traveling on I-45 on September 2. As a result of the damage, the bridge will have to be torn down and completely rebuilt.
DETOURS DURING NEXT WEEK'S CLOSURE
The West Dallas bridge will remain closed until work is complete. Take Allen Parkway as an alternate route. To head eastbound towards Downtown, use Pierce as an alternate. To travel westbound, take Lamar, which turns into Allen Parkway.
During the weekend closures, take US-59 as an alternate to I-45.
To access downtown, use I-10, US-59, or Allen Parkway.
I-45 construction postponed due to inclement weather