Houghton Road Over the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
Work continues on the northbound side of the new Houghton Bridge. Crews have the grade nearly complete for the new roadway. Bridge girders (support beams) should be one of the next items we see being put into place. Once this is done, crews will begin work on the new bridge surface. A lot of progress has been made on this project in a short period of time. The contractor is moving along very well.
A lot of activity and a traffic switch has occurred on this project. Crews have completed demolition of the westbound bridge deck and have begun constructing the new bridge road surface. Westbound traffic is using the temporary bridge that is in place in the median of the interstate. Speed limits have been reduced and on the westbound side to 55 mph. Strict enforcement my DPS has been ongoing. Please slow down for your safety and the safety of the highway workers who are making your highway better and safer.
I-10 Houghton Traffic Signals
Construction crews have begun work on the ramps to widen the asphalt for the new traffic signals. Barricades are in place and a lot of activity is ongoing. Electrical work continues and we should see some new poles for the signals going up soon.
Please stay aware of traffic restrictions and changing traffic control on the on and off ramps while crews continue their work for this much-needed project.