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Lane closures ongoing as Harbor Bridge inspection continues

Posted: 10:42 AM, Apr 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 11:42:48-04

Expect a slowdown on the  Harbor Bridge  again this week as the Texas Department of Transportation continues safety inspections on the bridge.

According to TxDOT, the biennial inspection will require multiple, daytime lane closures of U.S. 181 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week of April 15.

Although TxDOT says the work is weather permitting, lane closures are currently scheduled for:

  • April 16 – Right two lanes of northbound U.S. 181
  • April 17 – Right two lanes of southbound U.S. 181
  • April 18 – Right two lanes of northbound U.S. 181

TxDOT says all public-use bridges in the state that carry vehicular traffic, whether they are on state-maintained roads or county roads, undergo routine safety inspections every 24 months. The department has been proactively inspecting bridges in Texas for nearly 40 years.

Drivers are advised to expect delays or find alternate routes during the inspection period,  and to follow all traffic control devices, and slow down in the work zone.

For up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, visit Action 10 live, interactive traffic map here.