Friday, February 16

Major closures this weekend on I-10 East ... why?

Drivers have probably noticed more activity, including recent lane switches around the new Woodlake Overpass the past few weeks. Texas Sterling Construction is working hard to complete this new intersection for local residents.

Once built this intersection will particularly benefit those using Woodlake Parkway on a daily basis. Drivers will have better access into and out of the neighborhood. Driving time will improve with new turnarounds. The new intersection will improve the overall flow of traffic and even open up opportunities for future expansion of Woodlake Parkway to the south.

The new Woodlake intersection is expected to be complete by end of the summer.

Ramp Reconfigurations… they can’t come fast enough.
We have heard your concerns about the backup onto the main lanes and we appreciate your patience on this one.

Texas Sterling Construction has been working with utility partners to speed up the ramp reconfigurations. As of now, the contractor is building the outside lanes of the frontage roads. Once they finish they will move to the inside lanes. That's when crews will tie the new ramps to the frontage roads.

We’re hoping that can all happen this summer. We know summer sounds a long time from now, but it will be here before we know it.

Upcoming lane closures
Texas Sterling Construction will set beams for the turnaround at Foster Road this weekend. This requires closing the main lanes of I-10 at Foster Road. That work will start by 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17; lanes will reopen no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 19.

The detour is pretty simple. Traffic will exit Foster Road, continue along the frontage road and re-enter at the next available ramp. We'll have officers controlling traffic at the intersections to help things keep moving. Despite our best efforts you should expect delays if you’re driving this section of I-10 this weekend.

As always, drive friendly when you see those construction zone signs. The weather has been cold and rainy the last couple of days, so take this as a friendly reminder to use caution - especially in construction zones.

About the project
The $63.8 million I-10 East project started Fall 2016 and is expected to wrap-up mid-2019. Texas Sterling Construction is the contractor along with CEC as the project management and inspection team. Improvements include: new bridge at Woodlake Parkway, intersection upgrades, new signals, reconfiguration of entrance/exit ramps and conversion of the frontage roads. You can read all the details about the project here.