TxDOT said this has been rescheduled.
With warmer temperatures in the forecast, TxDOT’s contractor on the I-40 at Ross Street bridge reconstruction project expects to pour the center bridge decks beginning around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Concrete trucks will be entering and exiting the job site throughout the day and, for their safety and the safety of the traveling public, Interstate 40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions while this work takes place.
Ross Street will be closed under the interstate throughout the day, as well. Northbound traffic on Ross Street should take I-40 eastbound to Nelson to return westbound on I-40 to access northbound Ross Street. Southbound traffic on Ross Street should take the westbound I-40 frontage road to Arthur Street and turn around to access southbound Ross Street.
Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes ahead of time because there will be delays.
The completion of this project, which also includes reconstruction of the I-40 bridges at Arthur Street, is expected by the end of summer. Once complete, these bridges will be able to accommodate oversize and overweight freight traffic and the intersections will be improved to include upgraded signals, ADA-compliant sidewalks, additional lanes on the eastbound frontage roads, improved entrance and exit ramps and improved turnarounds.
As this will remain an active construction zone for the next several months, motorists are reminded to slow down and follow posted work zone speed limits.
“Planning ahead will help you reach your destination in time while keeping you and those working in the construction zone much safer,” says Public Information Officer Sonja Gross. “We all have the same goal of getting home safe and sound at the end of the work day so we can enjoy our friends and family.”
This project is subject to change due to weather, emergency work and other unexpected events. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTAmarillo for regular updates.