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Tuesday, September 9

I-10 construction this week....

The most prominent thing to discuss is the full closure of I-10 at UTSA Blvd. this week. That closure was initially scheduled tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) but issues getting materials from Bexar Concrete, the trucking company supplying trucks to haul the bridge support beams to be set, have pushed those closures back 24 hours.

Webber will close all lanes of I-10 at UTSA Blvd. Wednesday and Thursday nights to set the bridge beams. Inclement weather could again impact this schedule, but project bosses are pushing hard to get this work done this week. Traffic going either direction will exit UTSA Blvd. and re-enter the highway.

This delay through the trucking company comes due to statewide inclement weather, which has pushed the company's work queue to push back a few days. The trucks hauling the beams were on their way to El Paso this morning to pick up the beams and should begin arriving on-site late Wednesday morning, in time to set beams starting Wednesday night.

During this closure traffic will be pushed through a signaled intersection (Webber Construction will have officers on site to direct traffic), this means traffic will be squeezed into a single lane as drivers exit and renter the highway (the ramps are only one lane). This will cause long delays, and those who can are advised to find alternate routes.

Meanwhile, bridge crews are working hard to finish up the eastbound side of the I-10 bridge over DeZavala Road, with concrete scheduled to be poured at the approaches to the bridge early next week. Once those approaches are poured, and the bridge rails, the smaller tasks can be done to prepare that side of the road for traffic.

Webber is hoping to have traffic switched over onto the eastbound side later this fall, ahead of the January target date. When traffic is switched over, work will begin in the westbound side.