There is a significant closure that the contractor has planned for this weekend beginning on Friday, August 26 at 9PM through Monday, August 29 at 5AM to place the final striping on the southbound mainlanes from south of FM 518 to north of FM 517. The closures that the contractor will have in place this weekend are as follows, along with the applicable detour routes:
Alternating closure of 2 southbound main lanes from north of FM 518 to south of FM 517
Detour – Not required, as one southbound main lane will remain open
Total closure of the southbound main lane entrance ramps between FM 518 and FM 517
Detour – Motorists can enter the southbound main lanes south of FM 517 using the entrance ramp from FM 517
Total closure of the SBML exit ramps between SH 96 and FM 517
Detour – Motorists can exit the main lanes using the southbound exit to SH 96 or the exit to Holland Road, as these will remain open
The contractor plans to utilize officers at the FM 518, FM 646, and FM 517 intersections to control the traffic signals as needed throughout the closure. These closures have been input into the Transtar lane closure system and the contractor has placed message boards in the field.