Highway 281 to close this weekend

Full main lane closure to remove damaged beam on Henderson Pass

Author: Van Darden, Web Editor, vdarden@ksat.com
Published On: Aug 23 2013 05:05:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 11:10:07 PM CDT

Both north- and southbound Highway 281 will close this weekend between Donella Drive and Loop 1604 beginning Friday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. until Monday, Aug. 26, at 5 a.m.

During the closure, Texas Department of Transportation crews, along with crews from contractor Hunter Industries, will permanently remove the damaged concrete beam at the Henderson Pass bridge that was struck by a big rig on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

All traffic will exit at Donella and use the frontage roads to get through the closed area. TxDOT officials suggest using alternate routes, including Blanco and Bulverde roads.

The beam will not be replaced as the Henderson Pass bridge is no longer in use.

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Raw Video: Hwy. 281 bridge damage