TxDOT set to close I-35 at William Cannon this weekend for bridge demolition

July 25, 2018 - 10:01 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Crews will work to demolish the remaining portion of the old William Cannon Drive overpass over Interstate 35 this weekend, necessitating a complete closure of the interstate's mainlanes.

The Texas Department of Transportation says crews will begin work at 10 p.m. Friday evening, lasting until 9 a.m. Saturday morning, and again from 11 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

During the closure, interstate traffic will be detoured in both directions from the mainlanes to the frontage roads at exit 228. Eastbound and westbound traffic along William Cannon Drive will be detoured south to Slaughter Lane or north to Stassney Lane.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

William Cannon traffic will be detoured to the newly constructed north portion of the overpass while the south portion is reconstructed. In addition, officials will open a brand new U-turn bridge at Stassney Lane on Thursday, enabling traffic to move from the northbound to southbound frontage roads.

The I-35 from Stassney Lane to William Cannon Drive project will bring improvements to mobility, safety, and connectivity for all modes of transportation. These include improved entrance/exit ramps, reconstruction of the Stassney Lane and William Cannon Drive bridges, adding U-turn lanes, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. Work on the $79 million project is expected to be complete in winter of 2020.

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