Beginning at 10 PM Saturday, October 17th, 2020, and ending at 5 AM Sunday, October 18th, 2020, IH 45 southbound will be closed, weather permitting. All IH 45 southbound traffic must exit using the temporary exit ramp at the south of PR 40 (Exit 103). Traffic will be directed to frontage roads to access IH 45 at the entrance ramps at New Waverly. Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route. Drivers should exercise caution and be prepared for extended delays during this closure.
The reason for the southbound IH 45 lane closures is to allow TxDOT to install overhead sign trusses that crossover the IH 45 southbound main lane safely, which is part of a larger project to reconstruct seven miles of IH 45 in this area to decrease traffic congestion and travel times, and to increase safety along the route.