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Tuesday, June 6

What to expect this summer on I-10 east of town

Summer is here and our contractors are working away on the I-10 project east of town. As construction activity increases this summer drivers can expect one of several Texas-sized project milestones to be completed. Here's a look at what’s to come this summer and where the contractor is with the project.

Brief overview
In case you need a refresher, the $63.8 million project started late 2016 and is expected to wrap up mid-2019. We’ve hired Texas Sterling Construction as the contractor along with CEC as the project management and inspection team. A new bridge at Woodlake Parkway is being constructed and we’re upgrading intersections, adding new signals and reconfiguring the entrance and exit ramps. You can read all the details about the project here. The most significant impact the project will have is the conversion of the frontage roads to one-way between Foster and Graytown roads. Studies indicate a significant reduction in crashes when a two-way access road is converted to one-way frontage roads. Drivers should expect to see construction start on the one-way frontage roads late summer.

Milestones & Construction
Texas Sterling hopes to have the westbound bridge over a new
Woodlake Parkway intersection finished this summer.
Texas Sterling has completed their first milestone by rebuilding the eastbound to westbound turnarounds at Foster Road. Drivers might have noticed the turnaround was widened and reopened a couple of weeks ago. The construction of the new turnaround gives drivers, especially larger trucks, improved access and turning radius. Crews will begin working on the westbound to eastbound turnaround bridge in July.
The contractor is working away on a second milestone: construction of the westbound mainlanes and the Woodlake Parkway overpass. The bridge structure is up and crews are setting beams. The permanent retaining wall is about halfway complete. Crews will begin pouring the bridge deck on June 7th and construction of the other side of the bridge will begin late summer.

Need More Information
Have questions and need some answers? Let us know and we’ll be happy to address any concerns - we want to keep you informed. Wherever you're driving, be safe and drive smart.