TxDOT plans Oltorf bridge, northbound I-35 lane closures overnight March 11

TxDOT crews will install a new sign on the Oltorf Street bridge overnight March 11. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT crews will install a new sign on the Oltorf Street bridge overnight March 11. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

TxDOT crews will install a new sign on the Oltorf Street bridge overnight March 11. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

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The Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound lanes of I-35 at Oltorf Street as well as the Oltorf bridge the night of March 11.

The closure will allow for crews to install a new overhead sign on the bridge. Drivers can expect the closures to occur from 9 p.m. March 11 through 5 a.m. March 12 on the bridge and from 11 p.m. March 11 through 5 a.m. March 12 on northbound I-35.

Drivers may avoid the closures by detouring to the northbound I-35 frontage road and re-entering I-35 north of Oltorf. Drivers may also use bridges at Woodland Avenue and Woodward Street to cross I-35.

Since February, TxDOT has been replacing a section of the center median and installing signs and lighting for the ongoing project at Oltorf, which officials said should be completed this summer.

The project constructed a new Oltorf bridge over the highway as well as new elevated ramps onto I-35. The project also reworked frontage roads and I-35 main lanes in the area.

The $42.6 million project began in February 2017 and is being funded by the Texas Clear Lanes Congestion Relief Fund.
By Amy Denney
Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and then senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition and covering transportation. She is now managing editor for the nine publications in the Central Texas area.


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