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Wednesday, July 19

With work started, here's what to expect on US 281

The day has finally come.
Monday crews with Webber Construction started work on the expansion of US 281 between Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway. It's a project that's well over a decade coming and has been prioritized by the Texas Clear Lanes initiative developed by Governor Greg Abbott and our Texas Transportation Commission.
For info on what the final product will look like, check out our project information page. Or you could just watch this video:
What to expect
Through the first few weeks drivers will see little impact on their commute as construction crews go through needed safety procedures to prepare for work. This includes placing advance warning signage and re-tracing the US 281 pavement markings.

The first planned closures
Beginning the night of July 23 rolling closures will begin while crews restripe the roadway. This work will be done entirely overnight and affect Sunday through Thursday nights, starting at 9 p.m. and finishing by 5 the next morning. This should last last about two weeks.

Stay in the know
As the project continues you can stay tuned here to get the most up-to-date information on project happenings as well as upcoming lane closures. Urgent information and other updates will be sent via email to a project-specific email list. To get yourself added to that list, click here.