Georgetown I-35 mainlanes to close overnight for bridge beam work starting Oct. 19

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closures. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closures. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closures. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The I-35 main lanes north of Williams Drive in Georgetown will close nightly Oct. 19-20 to allow crews to set bridge beams for the Northwest Boulevard bridge, a release from the city said.

Starting at 10 p.m. Oct. 19, one northbound I-35 main lane and the Williams Drive entrance ramp will close to traffic. As beams are being placed, all northbound main lanes will close to traffic for 20-minute intervals. Work is expected to be complete by 5 a.m. All work is weather permitting.

At 10 p.m. on Oct. 20, the southbound I-35 main lanes will close, and all traffic will detour to the southbound I-35 frontage road at the Williams Drive exit. Southbound I-35 will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m.

On the night Oct. 21 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the I-35 southbound frontage road will close intermittently to allow for beam placements.

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the closures, the release said. The city is asking drivers to use extra caution when traveling through the area.


The Northwest Boulevard bridge will be a new east-west connection spanning I-35 and an alternative to Williams Drive, the release said. The project connects Rivery Boulevard to the west and FM 971 to the east and is scheduled to be complete in early 2021.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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