TxDOT Announces Official Start
Date of February 13, 2019
TxDOT has announced that phase 1 of the SH146 project will begin on Wednesday, February 13th.
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE BRIDGE:
Starting on Monday, February 4, 2019, an asbestos abatement contractor will be removing asbestos containing material from the existing bridge. Originally we anticipated closures for this, but the contractor will work from underneath the bridge and will not need closures for now
Traffic shift on the existing SH146 bridge over Clear Creek Channel
Concrete barriers will be placed on the bridge and the bridge will be re-striped to shift traffic to the west. Two lanes will be maintained in each direction. This traffic shift will create a work zone on the east edge of the bridge which will be used for widening (adding 1 new lane and 1 bicycle lane).
CONNECTOR RAMP TO SHIPYARD:
The connector ramp to Shipyard Drive (on the east side of the bridge) will be closed until completion of the northbound bridge widening.
SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE IN KEMAH:
The south U-turn/access road will be fully closed beginning on 2/25/19 at 9:00pm. 3rd Street, 4th Street, and 5th Street will no longer be accessible from this access road during this closure. To reach 3rd Street, 4th Street, and 5th Street, traffic will turn east on 6th Street, then immediately turn north onto Texas Avenue. This closure is necessary for the northbound bridge widening, for utility work, and to reconstruct the access road. The closure will remain in place until the northbound bridge widening is complete in approximately 15 months.
BOAT RAMPS IN SEABROOK AND KEMAH:
The Seabrook and Kemah boat ramps under the existing Clear Creek bridge will be fully closed beginning on 2/13/19. Additionally, the parking lots immediately adjacent to these boat ramps will be closed on 2/13/19. Currently there is no plan to re-open these boat ramps as part of the SH146 project. TxDOT and local agencies are evaluating alternative boat ramp locations.
This site is your information source for project and construction updates. While the website is maintained by the City of Seabrook, the expansion project is managed by TxDOT and their team. .