Road Closure this weekend...
Staying away from the Ben White Boulevard/Interstate 35 interchange might be a good idea between late Saturday evening and early afternoon Sunday.
Workers, now trying to complete the final three flyovers bridges at the key highway intersection, will be pouring cement overhead on one of those bridges Saturday night. So, to protect those who otherwise would be beneath that work, the Texas Department of Transportation has several lane closures planned over a 14-hour period.
On I-35:* Northbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Stassney Lane and Ben White from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday.* Southbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Oltorf Street and Ben White from 4:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.* The northbound access road will be just one lane between Teri Road and Ben White from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, then closed entirely at St. Elmo Road from 2:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cars on the access road will be detoured on St. Elmo and Woodward Street. All of which means that for about three hours in the middle of the night, northbounders will have only that detour and a single freeway lane to get by.
On Ben White:* The eastbound access road will be reduced to one lane between Congress Avenue and I-35, and closed entirely at I-35, from 3 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The $26 million project should be complete sometime in November, according to TxDOT.