Brazos River bridge traffic switch is March 31

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The Texas Department of Transportation on March 31 will move the westbound traffic on Interstate 10 to the eastbound lanes crossing the Brazos River in anticipation of demolishing and reconstructing the westbound span of the bridge.

The westbound lanes will be shifted on the east side of the bridge and re-enter the existing westbound main lanes just east of Mlcak via a temporary detour. Traffic will be separated by concrete barriers.

The following is the basic sequence of work:

• Close one westbound left lane down east of Brazos River at 7 p.m.

• Close second westbound lane down, forcing all traffic to exit at Chew/Mlcak.

• Entrance ramp from Chew will be closed at 7 p.m.

• Traffic will re-enter main lanes at the FM 1458 entrance ramp.

• Barrier will be shifted to new configuration and asphalt transition from the south bridge, across the existing westbound main lanes and tying into the westbound main lane previously constructed detour will occur.

• Once asphalt and proposed inside barrier has been placed, the westbound main lane inside lane will be opened with the outside lane being closed. Barrier will be placed on the outside westbound main lanes.

• All lanes will be open by 5 a.m.

• Portable message sings are in place indicating the upcoming traffic switch.

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