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2014-12-04

Major closures on I-10 this weekend

Announcement

Administrators with Sundt Construction and the Texas Department of Transportation closed the Ralph Fair Road overpass bridge Wednesday, Dec. 3. The the night of Friday, Dec. 5, all lanes of Interstate 10 will be closed at Ralph Fair Road for the weekend to accomplish work on the construction of the new Ralph Fair Road overpass.
After the closure on Wednesday morning, the bridge will remain closed through the evening rush hour, but Sundt will have the new lanes open for use in time for the Thursday morning commute.
During the bridge closure, traffic will cross I-10 at Fair Oaks Parkway or at Boerne Stage Road, where officers will be positioned to help ease the flow of traffic. The frontage roads near the intersection will be limited to a single lane. Those who work and live in the area should prepare for delays.
With the old bridge vacated, Sundt will be able to demolish it, requiring the full closure of I-10 over the weekend. At 9 pm, this Friday, crews will close all lanes of I-10 at Ralph Fair Road, as well as the Ralph Fair Road overpass bridge, to allow for the safe demolition of the old bridge. Traffic at Ralph Fair Road in each direction and pass through the intersection, then re-enter the highway. Officers will be posted at the intersections of Ralph Fair Road and I-10 to keep traffic flowing.
Traffic on Ralph Fair Road will use Old Fredericksburg Road to reach Fair Oaks Parkway or Boerne Stage Road. This is the same closure and detour that has been employed at this location twice already.
Traffic will be returned to normal in time for Monday's morning commute.
While the highway is closed crews will demolish the old bridge deck. The process involves laying down a mat of sand and dirt on the main lanes for concrete from the bridge to fall on, then the actual demolition and cleanup.
This work is pending weather.
Sundt is about halfway through a $7.5 million project to widen the Ralph Fair Road overpass by replacing the bridge. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2015.