A few weeks ago Angel Brothers Construction shut down the westbound exit ramp and the eastbound entrance ramp of I-10 out at Harper Road.
The closure allowed crews to whittle away at the road bed, which has built up over years of resurfacing projects to create a low-crossing area with the Ingram Road overpass. We have contracted Angel Brothers to rebuild the main lanes of I-10 a whole foot lower than it currently is, increasing clearance to 16 feet 5 inches in both directions.
The work will put an end - or a major slow-down - on large truck traffic moving through downtown Ingram and Kerrville. Trucks had been taking this route to avoid hitting the bridge.
Well, we expected the ramps to be closed about eight weeks. Angel Brothers reopened the ramps in three. The early completion is going to earn the company an additional $120,000 on the $2.2 million project, which started in April and will wrap up by the end of August.