Weekend Construction: Road work impacting Greater Fifth Ward, southeast Houston

Weekend Construction slate

HOUSTON – Harris County remains under a stay-at-home order because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but construction work on area freeways continues -- with special precautions to protect workers, of course.

Interstate 10 Eastbound Lanes at Waco Street

This weekend I-10 eastbound main lanes at Waco will be closed for road work starting Friday night at 9 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

The Eastex Freeway northbound and southbound connectors to I-10 eastbound will also be closed at the same time.

Replacement of Lawndale Street and Telephone Road Bridges over Brays Bayou

The Harris County Flood Control District started construction this week on the replacement of the Lawndale Street and Telephone Road bridges over Brays Bayou with higher, longer and wider bridges to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. The Lawndale Street Bridge construction includes replacement of the current bridge with a new bridge that will have four 11-feet wide lanes, two 6-feet bike lanes, and 10-foot sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. The construction cost is estimated to be approximately $7.3 million with the City of Houston contributing toward the cost of the sidewalk and bike lane enhancements.

Bridge replacement of Lawndale Street over Brays Bayou. (KPRC/Harris County Flood Control)

The City of Houston is also contributing toward the construction cost of the Telephone Road Bridge project which is estimated to be approximately $9 million with the side walk enhancements. The project includes replacement of the current bridge with a new bridge that will have four 11-feet wide lanes and 10-foot sidewalks on both sides of the bridge.

Bridge replacement on Telephone Road over Brays Bayou. (KPRC/ Harris County Flood Control)

If you are used to taking the Telephone Road and Lawndale Street bridges, consider using Harrisburg Boulevard or Wayside Drive as an alternate route in the area.


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