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Saturday, July 5

Major I-10 closures scheduled next weekend

This won't be a "granddaddy" of a closure, but it won't exactly be a picnic, either.

Now, before we move on, I want to acknowledge that we've discussed this closure before. Several times, actually. In fact, so often I fear we've become a bit like the Highway Department that keeps crying "wolf"....

Delays in work by equipment, contractor turnover and weather have pushed this work back ... well, several months. As of right now, Webber Construction has scheduled a hard date to do this work next weekend (that is, July 11-14).

Here are the closures (pending weather):

- All but one lane of eastbound I-10 is scheduled to close Friday night at 11 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday.

- DeZavala Road will close at I-10 Friday night through Monday morning.

- The turnarounds under I-10 at DeZavala Road will close for a year, beginning Friday night.

- Eastbound and westbound main lanes will be limited. To three 11-foot lanes for the next year, beginning Saturday morning.

As we've said before, this is part of the expansion of I-10 between Huebner Road and Loop 1604. We are also raising the bridge and making it just a bit longer to meet geometric requirements. This means knocking out the old bridges and building new ones.

This Saturday we will demo the first side, the side currently carrying eastbound traffic.

The earliest we'll know if any of this changes is Tuesday, but we want to be sure that if it does happen folks will have adequate time to plan accordingly.