COMING SOON: St. Johns Ave Bridge Closure and Major Traffic Impacts on I-35 in June
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- I-35 FROM RUNDBERG LANE TO US 290 EAST PROJECT
- ST. JOHNS AVENUE BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2019
- LOOK FOR MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS ON I-35 BETWEEN US 290 EAST AND US 183 IN JUNE
Beginning Thursday, May 30 at 9 p.m., crews will begin efforts to demolish and reconstruct the St. Johns Avenue bridge over the I-35 mainlanes as well as the north to southbound Uturn just south of the bridge. We anticipate the bridge will reopen Late Summer 2019, weather permitting.
Local Traffic on St Johns Avenue
DETOUR FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
During this temporary long-term closure of the St. Johns Avenue bridge, all vehicular traffic on St. Johns Avenue will turn right onto the I-35 frontage roads and access either the US 183 or US 290 East non-signalized U-turns to access St. Johns Avenue on the other side of I-35. Please plan for additional time for this detour.
ACCESS WILL REMAIN ON ST. JOHNS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
Bicyclists and pedestrians will still be able to safely cross I-35 at St. Johns Avenue on a temporary walkway restricted to non-vehicular traffic. The temporary walkway is 10-feet wide, bordered by a fence, and utilizes a newly built bridge over I-35 that will later serve as the south to northbound U-turn for vehicles. The temporary walkway, which will have crosswalks on both the east and west side of I-35, is located on the north side of St. Johns Avenue and will be signalized with crosswalk buttons.
I-35 Mainlanes Traffic
As the bridges are demolished and major structure elements are put in place in June, traffic on the I-35 mainlanes will be impacted for three (3) weekends, weather permitting. We anticipate these weekends to be: May 31-June 2, June 7-9, and June 28-30. Expect major traffic delays on I-35 and seek alternative routes during these weekends. Further information will be available as plans are confirmed.
The Texas Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience as crews work on upgrades to I-35 between Rundberg Lane and US 290 East. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling 512-366-3229.
The Mobility35 Team