A week or two ago I mentioned TX DOT was going to make some repairs at the juncture of HWY 3 and HWY 146, in Texas City, and that they were going to send us more info. I know a lot of people who live in Seabrook, Kemah, Clear Lake and thereabouts use 146 as their route to work. You might want to consider a detour starting Monday. Here’s the advisory:
Commuter Advisory: Temporary closure of HWY 3 Bridge at HWY 146 may start Oct. 23
A bridge beam and railing on State Highway 3 was damaged by an oversized load; repairs are tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 23. The project, which may take up to one month, will require the closure of parts of Hwy 3 and the reduction of lanes and detours on Hwy 146, near the Texas City Wye. This is the information supplied by TX DOT:
“The proposed project requires that the southbound SH 3 Bridge over SH 146 be closed temporarily for up to one month. To facilitate repair and replacement work activities, we will temporarily close SH 3 to through traffic from FM 519 to the Texas City Wye. The southbound SH 146 traffic within the construction zone will be restricted to one lane. The northbound SH 146 traffic will be detoured from the Texas City Wye.”
UTMB commuters who use this route to work are advised to avoid the area if possible, or anticipate delays. The start date is contingent on the delivery of a needed bridge beam; watch message boards in the area for updates as the project nears.