The $3.3 million project will replace the decks at Craycroft Road (Exit 268) on both eastbound and westbound I-10 to prolong the life of the bridge.
The project, which started in early October with clearing of vegetation in the project area, will include installation of a temporary bridge between the two existing bridges that will allow I-10 traffic to remain on the highway while decks are being replaced.
The temporary bridge will be constructed nearby and assembled in the median space between the bridges beginning in late October 2016. Traffic is scheduled to begin using the temporary bridge in mid-November, when demolition and reconstruction of the decks will begin with the eastbound bridge.
Work on the deck replacement will be done weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., with the hours moving to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. during summer months. Some weekend and evening work can be expected, with some full closures of Craycroft Road in the project area for some of the work.