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Monday, November 6

Clearing the way for I-10 HOV lanes

We are only about eight weeks into work and the footprint of the future HOV lanes is already taking shape behind the concrete barriers.
The dirt work happening now to the inside of both the eastbound and westbound lanes really shows how the HOV lanes will fit into the I-10 corridor. If everything goes as planned these lanes will become available for use in a little more than a year, providing immediate relief for drivers along this increasingly congested corridor.
Not all our work is limited to the inside area of the HOV lanes, though. On the northern end of the project, near Ralph Fair Road, Flatiron Construction is building the foundation to extend the box culverts that will support the additional highway lanes. When we're all done that culvert will be eight boxes wide!
Work on the outside lines not near Ralph Fair Road is intended to develop a temporary bit of asphalt so we can shift traffic over and give crews more room to build those HOV lanes. This is pretty common for expansion projects like this.
Through Thanksgiving work will continue on the culvert extension and on bridge support columns. Expect lane closures nightly, Sunday nights through Thursday nights, with no closures on Fridays or Saturdays. During the week of Thanksgiving crews will skip Wednesday night and Thursday night but return to action Friday night, November 24th.
Be sure to check back after Thanksgiving for another look-ahead on what to expect during your daily or nightly commute.

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