Abilene's I-20 and Hwy 351 intersection to close for 1 week

ABILENE, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – Starting Friday, Aug. 25, contractors will close the intersection of SH 351 at I-20 for approximately one week during the eastbound I-20 bridge demolition and construction work in the intersection. Regular detours will be in place during this time.

This closure was previously scheduled for September but was moved up due to schedule adjustments. This closure marks an important step towards the completion of intersection work in this area, and begins the next phase of the bridge replacement project.

Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra time to reach their destination while detours are in place, and they should be especially watchful for unexpected lane changes or closures, crew members and large, heavy equipment present in this and all work zones.

The $14,639,000 contract was awarded to Webber, LLC, of The Woodlands, Texas. This project also includes installation of metal beam guard fence, concrete pavement, illumination, signage, and pavement markings. The expected completion date for this project is Spring 2018.

TxDOT routinely inspects state-maintained bridges to ensure that design and structural requirements are met. Upon inspection of these bridges, it was determined that the structures were due to be replaced and upgraded to meet modern design standards.

 

This article is a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 


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