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Preston Road Bridge Demolition

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND:

Thursday night, November 15th: Switch northbound and southbound Preston Road traffic to the newly constructed half of the bridge.

Preston Road Bridge

 

Preston Bridge Demo Step 1

STEP 1: 9pm Nov 16th – Noon Nov 17th

  • Eastbound LBJ reduced down to 1 lane under Preston Road

  • The eastbound LBJ exit ramp to Hillcrest Road closed

Preston Road bridge closed.

 

Preston Bridge Demo Step 2

 STEP 2: Noon Nov 17th - 7pm Nov 17th

  • 2 right lanes closed on eastbound LBJ under Preston Road

  • The eastbound LBJ exit ramp to Hillcrest Road closed

Various lanes closed on Preston Road bridge.

 

Preston Bridge Demo Step 3

Step 3: 7pm Nov 17th – Noon Nov 18th

  • The westbound LBJ exit ramp to Montfort Drive closed

  • The westbound LBJ entrance ramp from Hillcrest Road closed

Preston Road bridge closed.

 

Preston Bridge Demo Step 4

Step 4: Noon Nov 18th – 8pm Nov 18th

  • 2 right lanes closed on westbound LBJ under Preston Road

  • The eastbound LBJ exit ramp to Hillcrest Road closed

  • Various lanes closed on Preston Road bridge

Various lanes closed on Preston Road bridge.

 

Preston Bridge Demo Step 5

Step 5: 8pm Nov 18th – 6am Nov 19th

Various lanes closed on eastbound and westbound LBJ under Preston Road

 

Montfort Drive Bridge Scheduled to Open Monday!

Remember when. . . ?

The LBJ Express Team demolished the first half of the bridge in 2011. Traffic was reduced down from 3 lanes in each direction with u-turns to 2 lanes in each direction with the u-turns closed.

Once the new columns were constructed and caps for the new bridge were formed, brand new beams were placed on the caps for the western half of the bridge over the main lanes of the LBJ Freeway.

After the preformed deck panels were placed over the new beams, the concrete was poured  on the western half of the bridge!

Traffic was switched over to the newly constructed half so that the eastern half of the bridge could be demolished and reconstructed.

What’s next. . . ?

The finishing touches are being performed on the bridge this week, and. . .

Montfort Before Finishing Touches to be Added This Week!

On Monday, July 30 the reconstructed bridge will open back up to 3 wider lanes in both the northbound & southbound directions along with u-turns!

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into construction along the LBJ Express Project.

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