The northbound outside lane on the SH 146 Clear Channel Bridge between 10th Street/Shipyard Drive in Seabrook and 3rd Street in Kemah will be closed during the day shifts of March 27, 28 and 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
As TxDOT prepares the work zone for Phase 1 commuters can expect traffic shifts and alternating lane closures. On the Clear Creek Channel Bridge, traffic will shift to the west with two lanes maintained in each direction separated by barriers. The connector ramp to Shipyard Drive (on the east side of the bridge will be close. The outside lane on SH 146 northbound from NASA to Respsdorph will be closed for final demolition and right-of-way clearing operations. The south u-turn/access road will close and 3rd, 4th and 5th streets will no longer be accessible from this access road.
TxDOT will begin placing concrete barriers on the Clear Creek Channel Bridge beginning on February 25, 2019 through March 1, 2019 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, TxDOT broke ground below the Clear Creek Channel bridge to represent the official beginning of the SH146 expansion project.
On Monday, February 4, 2019, an asbestos abatement contractor began removing asbestos containing material from the existing Clear Creek bridge.
The Seabrook and Kemah boat ramps under the existing Clear Creek bridge will be fully closed beginning on February 13, 2019. Additionally, the parking lots immediately adjacent to these boat ramps will be closed on February 13, 2019. 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.
Be advised that TXDOT will be storing material for construction at the former Walgreen’s site. Additional materials (barriers, equipment) are being stored on the far north side of the City near the Subway / Shell station.
You may be wondering what these concrete barriers are for in front of the Subway off 146 on the north side of town. TxDOT has begun the staging process for the project’s construction phase. Utility relocation will begin later this year and actual highway construction will begin in 2019.