Updated: The Texas Department of Transportation has cancelled the I-35 and Williams Drive bridge closures originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday (Jan. 27-28). TxDOT will provide an update once it’s been rescheduled.
|WHAT:||Nightly closures of I-35 mainlanes in both directions for demolition of Williams Drive bridge|
|WHEN:||Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m. – 9 a.m.
CANCELLED: Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 p.m. – 9 a.m.
|WHERE:||Williams Drive at I-35 in Williamson County|
GEORGETOWN – The Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound and southbound I-35 mainlanes to demolish and remove the northern portion of the Williams Drive bridge.
Beginning on Friday, Jan. 20, the northbound and southbound I-35 mainlanes will close to traffic nightly between Lakeway Drive and SH 29. Northbound I-35 traffic will detour to the frontage road at the Williams Drive exit (262) and re-enter the mainlanes north of Northwest Boulevard. Southbound I-35 traffic will use the Williams Drive exit (262) and re-enter the mainlanes north of SH 29.
The Williams Drive bridge will also be closed during the demolition. Eastbound traffic will detour to the southbound I-35 frontage road and use the U-turn at SH 29 to access Williams Drive. Westbound traffic will detour to the northbound I-35 frontage road and turn left at the signalized intersection at Lakeway Drive to access Williams Drive. Once reopened, the Williams Drive bridge will accommodate two lanes of traffic in each direction. (See attached detour map.)
CANCELLED for Jan. 27 and 28: Closures will take place Friday and Saturday nights, over two weekends, between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., weather permitting.
In preparation for bridge demolition, the dedicated-turn lanes on the Williams Drive bridge will be removed Wednesday evening. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the bridge throughout construction.
Road signs will be placed to alert drivers of the upcoming closures. TxDOT asks the traveling public to be patient and remain aware when traveling through the work zone.
The Williams Drive Bridge demolition is part of a larger TXDOT project at I-35 and Williams Drive. The new bridge will be reconfigured as a diverging diamond interchange.
To learn more about this project, visit My35Construction.org.