According to a statement released April 6 by the city, the re-assigned lane changes are intended to ease traffic tie-ups where Hwy. 79 intersects FM 685, which is known as Ed Schmidt Boulevard north of Hwy. 79.
Southbound traffic on Ed Schmidt must turn right only from the right-lane. Southbound traffic in the left lane traffic can proceed straight onto FM 685 or turn left onto Hwy. 79.
For northbound traffic on FM 685, both lanes will remain open to through traffic. Drivers can choose to continue straight onto Ed Schmidt or make appropriate left or right turns to reach the west and eastbound lanes of Hwy. 79.
Weather permitting, city officials hope the project will be completed this fall, the statement said.