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November 4, 2016

Work to Demolish and Reconstruct the West Dallas Bridge Over I-45 in Downtown Houston to Begin This Weekend
The bridge was struck by an overheight vehicle in September. Work will coincide with the construction of the new Houston Avenue and Allen Parkway ramps to IH 45 southbound

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work this weekend to demolish and reconstruct the West Dallas Bridge over I-45 North Freeway in downtown Houston this weekend. The bridge was struck by an overheight vehicle in September requiring a complete reconstruction of the structure.

Starting this weekend, a total closure of all northbound and southbound mainlanes of I-45 between I-10 and US 59 will take place Friday, November  4 at 9 p.m. until Monday, November 7 at 5 a.m. Those traveling on I-45 northbound will be detoured to US 59 northbound to I-10 westbound to re-enter I-45 northbound.  Those traveling southbound on I-45 will be detoured to I-10 eastbound to US 59 southbound to re-enter I-45 southbound.

The work will continue over the following weekends: November 18 at 9 p.m. through November 21 at 5 a.m., December 2 at 9 p.m. through December 5 at 5 a.m., December 9 at 9 p.m. through December 12 at 5 a.m. I-45 southbound will be closed at I-10 and IH 45 northbound will be closed at US 59 during these times as work is taking place to reconstruct the West Dallas Bridge.

The West Dallas Bridge will remain closed until work is complete. Local law enforcement will be on site to assist with traffic control.  Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

The West Dallas Bridge as well as the Houston Avenue Bridge and the Houston Avenue and Allen Parkway Entrance ramps are set to reopen in late December/ early January.

Additional closures related to this project including closures of connector ramps and other roadways can be found at For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District contact Danny Perez at (713) 802-5077.

All closures are subject to change due to inclement weather.  Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO.

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