SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: TxDOT announced Friday via Twitter that the closures on I-10 and the intersection of Fredericksburg and Medical have been postponed until next weekend (May 15-18) due to weather related concerns. The closure on U.S. 281 will still take place.
Highway 281 at Nakoma Drive
The Texas Department of Transportation says three major closures are scheduled for this upcoming weekend, including the main lanes of U.S. Highway 281 at Nakoma Drive.
Williams Brothers Construction and TxDOT will close the main lanes to set bridge support beams. Officials said the beams will support the future south-to-north turnaround at Nakoma Drive.
Road crews will close the southbound main lanes starting at 6 a.m. Saturday to begin work on the first half of the bridge. Officials said the northbound lanes will close in the early afternoon. Project supervisors expect to have all lanes reopened by 7 p.m., TxDOT officials said.
During midday hours, all main lanes in both directions will be closed, according to TxDOT. This will allow movement of cranes and other equipment into place to set beams over northbound lanes while bridge crews finish setting the beams over southbound lanes, officials said.
The southbound lanes will reopen Saturday afternoon. Traffic will exit Nakoma and move through the Nakoma intersection, which will be controlled by police officers, then re-enter the highway, TxDOT said.
Two additional closures may impact traffic in San Antonio this weekend. TxDOT said one is a significant closure in the Medical Center and another is along westbound Interstate 10.
I-10 at DeZavala Road
On westbound I-10, the exit ramp to DeZavala Road will close Friday night and is expected to reopen by Monday morning while crews associated with Webber Construction resurface the road, officials said.
The closure will cut the main lanes to just three going over Huebner Road to provide space for the asphalt crews at work on the DeZavala exit ramp, according to TxDOT.
Westbound traffic headed to DeZavala can take the UTSA Boulevard exit and use the turnaround at UTSA Boulevard, or drivers may exit Huebner Road and continue through the Huebner intersection, officials said.
Fredericksburg Road & Medical Drive
In the South Texas Medical Center, the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Medical Drive will be closed through the weekend while crews rebuild the asphalt at the intersection, according to TxDOT.
Traffic on Fredericksburg Road will use Wurzbach Road, Ewing Halsell and Louis Pasteur to get around the intersection. Officials said traffic on Medical Drive will be able to pass through Fredericksburg using a portion of the through lanes being built under Fredericksburg Road.
TxDOT said the closures are weather-dependent and may be canceled because of poor weather, particularly where asphalt work is planned.