I-20 TRAFFIC NOW SCHEDULED TO BE DIVERTED NEXT WEEK

Local News – December 28, 2021

Tuesday – from  TexDOT

I-20 TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED THIS WEEK DURING BRIDGE WORK

Demolition work on bridge set for night of Sunday, January 9, 2022

DUE TO WEATHER, I-20 TRAFFIC NOW SCHEDULED TO BE DIVERTED NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE WORKDemolition work on bridge now set for night of Sunday, January 9, 2022 

December 28, 2021

ATLANTA – Due to weather, northbound lanes of the US 59 overpass crossing Interstate 20 in Marshall are now scheduled to be taken down the night of Sunday, January 9. In preparation, traffic over the bridge is now tentatively scheduled to be restricted to one lane in each direction starting Monday, January 3.

“The northbound lanes will be taken down piece by piece and then new lanes will be built. As that work is being done, US 59 traffic will use the southbound lanes over Interstate 20 and be restricted to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane during that time,” said Marshall Area Engineer Wendy Starkes.

Demolition work on the bridge is expected to take place from about 8 p.m. Sunday evening until about 7 a.m. on Monday, January 10. During that time, Interstate 20 traffic in both directions will be diverted onto the US 59 exit ramps in Marshall. From there, traffic can cross US 59 and then reenter the interstate.

This project consists of two phases of construction. New northbound lanes will be constructed first, then new southbound lanes will be constructed during the second phase. US 59 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane for both phases. The project is expected to be complete in about 28 months and will raise the new overpass about three feet for more than 19 feet of clearance over Interstate 20.

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ATLANTA – Northbound lanes of the US 59 overpass crossing Interstate 20 in Marshall will be taken down the night of Sunday, January 2.

“The northbound lanes will be taken down piece by piece and then new lanes will be built. As that work is being done, US 59 traffic will use

the southbound lanes over Interstate 20 and be restricted to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane during that time. This change in traffic

pattern is expected to begin Wednesday, December 29,” said Marshall Area Engineer Wendy Starkes.

Demolition work on the bridge is expected to take place from about 8 p.m. Sunday evening until about 7 a.m. on Monday, January 3. “During that time,

Interstate 20 traffic in both directions will be diverted onto the US 59 exit ramps in Marshall. From there, traffic can cross US 59 and simply reenter the

interstate,” Starkes said.

Once complete, the new overpass will be about three feet higher to allow for more than 19 feet of clearance over Interstate 20. US 59 traffic will be restricted

to one lane in each direction on the bridge for the duration of the project, which is expected to take about 28 months to complete.

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