The TxDOT property underneath the Colorado River bridges is closed for the duration of the project to provide a safe work area.
Construction of the 183 South Project is moving right along, with heavy activity occurring at Springdale/Manor Road, MLK Boulevard, and the Colorado River/Levander Loop interchange.
Significant progress has been made on utility work, and current activities include paving sections of the new general purpose lanes north of Springdale/Manor Road as well as constructing retaining walls in that area.
Bridge work is still in progress at Springdale/Manor Road, the Little Walnut Creek crossing, and the Colorado River. Substantial work is taking place at MLK Boulevard (FM 969), where traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Tannehill Lane and Regency Drive so that the contractor can begin roadway construction of the new MLK intersection.
Other construction activities include earthwork, and construction of a temporary pad at the Colorado River to allow access to the bridge from ground level.
The pad, constructed mostly of native rock materials, will be removed at the completion of construction and the river restored to its original condition.
Activities in the Pipeline
The following are some current and upcoming construction activities which will impact traffic in the US 183 corridor:
- MLK Boulevard (FM 969) has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Tannehill Lane and Regency Drive with traffic shifted to the eastbound lanes to begin roadway construction of the new interchange at US 183. The work will involve raising the westbound lanes of MLK approximately 3 feet to connect with the new bridge. The lane reduction will last about six months, and work on the new bridge is anticipated to be complete in late 2017.
- Tannehill Lane, an access road connecting Hudson Street to Harold Court on the west side of US 183 is temporarily closed for utility and drainage work. It is anticipated to reopen as early as March. Drivers may use the adjacent route of US 183 to navigate around the closure.
- Manor/Springdale Road between Susquehanna Lane (Winn Elementary School) and Pecan Brook Drive is currently reduced to one lane in each direction for several months so that crews can reconstruct the intersection with US 183.
- Dubuque Road is closed at US 183 for drainage work as well as construction of the new general purpose lanes of US 183. Drivers are being detoured via Langston Drive and Lynridge Drive or Manor Road and Susquehanna Lane. Dubuque Road is anticipated to re-open in mid-2017.
- Traffic shifts are occurring on 51St Street on the west side of US 183 from the Super 8 Motel to the US 183 intersection to accommodate utility relocations. Normal traffic patterns will be restored in several months.
- Tracor Lane and Marcel Gres Drive are temporarily closed at their intersections with Northbound US 183 for utility work, and will remain closed for approximately 12 months. Traffic is being detoured via Techni Center Drive.
- All entrances into the Springdale/HEB Shopping Center along the southbound US 183 frontage road are temporarily closed for construction of the new general purpose lanes and will re-open in spring 2017. Access to the shopping center remains available from Springdale/Manor Road.
- The TxDOT property underneath the Colorado River bridges is closed for the duration of the project to provide a safe work area. Extensive bridge construction is occurring in this area, including demolition of existing structures, construction of new bridges and expansion of existing ones. To ensure safety, the parking area that provides access to the river and local trails is closed to the public. Those wishing to access the trails can park in the designated parking spaces along Levander Loop.
- The US 183 southbound frontage road between US 290 and Manor/Springdale Road is reduced to one lane for several months to accommodate construction of the new general purpose lanes. We anticipate this lane reduction coming to a close in mid-2017.
- The Texas turnarounds in both directions at Manor/Springdale Road are closed for retaining wall and bridge construction. Drivers wishing to complete a turnaround movement are able to do so at the signalized intersections instead. This closure is anticipated to end in spring 2017.
- Purple Sage Drive is closed at the northbound US 183 frontage road for utility work and general purpose lane reconstruction until March. Traffic is being detoured via Manor Road, Pecan Brook Drive, and Tumbleweed Drive.
- MARCH 2017: Hudson Street, on the west side of US 183 will temporarily close at its intersection with US 183 for several months to accommodate drainage and utility work. The Hudson Street crossover on US 183 will remain accessible only for drivers wishing to complete a turnaround movement and stay on US 183.
- MARCH 2017: Central Ave and Bluestein Drive will temporarily close at their intersections with northbound US 183 for utility work and will remain closed for approximately 12 months. Traffic will be detoured via Techni Center Drive and Semi-Conductor Drive.
- MID 2017: Thurgood Road, Smith Road, and Eastgate Road will be temporarily closed at their intersections with southbound US 183 for approximately 12 months for utility and drainage work as well as general purpose lane reconstruction.
MID 2017: One of the two left turn lanes from southbound US 183 onto Loyola Lane will be closed and Loyola Lane will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Later in 2017, the Loyola Lane crossing will be closed at US 183 for several months as the contractor builds the new general purpose lanes and constructs a bridge over the future 183 Expressway at this location.
More information about this mid-2017 closure will be forthcoming as plans are finalized.