By Friday morning, drivers will be able to utilize the new entrance ramp to eastbound I-635 from Marsh Lane.
For months, a temporary ramp was in place between the Marsh and Midway intersections, leading drivers to travel closer to Midway Road before entering the main lanes.
The new location of the entrance ramp will be further west from the existing ramp, providing drivers who want to enter the main lanes an immediate access from the Marsh intersection.
Work associated with opening the permanent ramp will begin Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and should be complete by Friday, Dec. 12 at 6 a.m.
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Below is a description of the overnight full closure of eastbound I-635 main lanes due to bridge work near Josey Lane.
Beginning Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. the following areas of the LBJ Express will be closed:
- Eastbound I-635 starting just east of Luna Rd. to I-35E will be closed.
- The eastbound frontage road from Webb Chapel to Marsh will be closed.
- The direct connector from northbound I-35E to eastbound I-635 will be reduced to one lane.
All eastbound I-635 traffic will be detoured to the northbound I-35E exit, U-turn at Valwood Parkway and travel southbound towards the eastbound managed lanes direct connector. All northbound I-35E traffic headed for eastbound I-635 will be detoured to use the Josey Lane exit, travel the Josey/Webb Chapel bypass lanes and would be able to re-enter the eastbound main lanes using the entrance ramp after Webb Chapel.
During this time, both TEXpress direct connector ramps from northbound and southbound I-35E to eastbound I-635 will be free of charge. Signage and message boards will be placed along the roadway to advise motorists of the closures and detours. Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes at this time. Work is weather permitting and scheduling will be postponed if necessary.
In the event that the bridge work and associated closures are postponed on the night of Dec. 5th due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the LBJ Express team will use the following dates:
Monday, Dec. 8 between 8 p.m.to 6 a.m. (overnight) AND
Tuesday, Dec. 9 between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (overnight)
Closures and detours will be the same as listed above for both nights, if used.