The Texas Department of Transportation has rescheduled the closure of all southbound lanes of the Interstate 45 bridge over Rayford/Sawdust Road due to forecasted weather conditions this weekend being too wet and cold to lay concrete.
The closure is now scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28.
The work is being done to replace the bridge deck.
Both u-turn lanes under I-45 will be closed while the eastbound and westbound lanes under the highway will remain open.
Southbound drivers will be redirected to the service road at the Rayford/Sawdust exit (73) and will re-enter the highway at the entrance ramp just south of Rayford Road. Law enforcement will be directing traffic at the intersection of the I-45 feeder road and Rayford/Sawdust during the closure.
TXDOT is asking drivers to avoid this area during the closure and to continue to be cautious when driving near construction zones.
Road closure information will be posted at www.houstontranstar.org. For more information, call Emily Black at (713) 802-5022. Follow TxDOT on Twitter @TxDOTHouston.