Toll 49 construction at I-20 underway; traffic delays anticipated
The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) has started work on I-20 to connect with Toll 49 as part of the Segment 3B contract. The NET RMA’s Design/Build Contractor, CH2M Hill, has begun dirt moving activities to build the ramps and bridge crossing of I-20. Next week, CH2M Hill will start activities that will impact traffic as they start the I-20 construction. Everett Owen, NET RMA Project Director, stated, “This is another milestone on the project as the work at I-20 is significant in advancing the opening of Segment 3B of Toll 49.” Once the connection to I-20 is complete, Toll 49 will provide connectivity to the west and south of Tyler. The project is on schedule to be complete in the spring of 2013.
The upcoming construction activities planned by CH2M Hill will consist of two major elements, construction of the entrance and exit ramps and the Toll 49 Bridge crossing I-20. Traffic delays on I-20 due to this construction are expected to start taking place, pending weather, during the week of July 16. Through the end of 2012, the traveling public should expect delays on I-20 between FM 849 and CR 433 (Harvey Road). The CR 411 Bridge crossing I-20 will remain closed to the public to facilitate new I-20 ramp construction.
You’re advised to be prepared for any potential delays in the construction area.
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