Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: Feb. 8, 2018
Drivers who use US 54 from Hondo Pass to Transmountain will need to plan for multiple ramp closures the next several months as work progresses on TxDOT’s US 54 Widening and Illumination project.
The changes will start this Sunday, Feb. 11, when crews will close the northbound Hondo Pass entrance ramp, the northbound Diana exit ramp, and the Diana northbound on-ramp. To conduct the closure, there will be a complete closure on US 54 northbound between Hondo Pass and the Diana exit ramp starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, to Monday, Feb. 12 at 5 a.m.
Crews will be removing the existing overhead sign bridges in the area, placing closure placards, and closing affected exits with barrier.
A similar operation is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 a.m. to Monday, Feb. 19, 5 a.m. There will again be a complete closure on US 54 southbound between Hondo Pass and the Diana exit ramp. This time, crews will be closing the southbound Hondo Pass exit ramp and the southbound Diana on- and off-ramps.
Affected exits will be closed for an estimated six months. Traffic will be detoured through the Gateway during that time. Drivers should follow detour signs and plan for extra travel time. They may experience additional closures in the area as work advances.
TxDOT’s US 54 Widening and Illumination project started in November 2017 and is expected to be complete by March 2019. The $35 million dollar project stretches from Hondo Pass to Loop 375/Transmountain. Once complete, each side of US 54 in those limits will have an added lane, high mast illumination, and turnarounds at Hondo Pass Avenue, Diana Drive, and at Loop 375 Transmountain.
To improve safety in the area, the project will also reverse the existing on- and off-ramps in order to allow for traffic to merge on the access roads instead of the mainlanes. Pedestrians and residents will also enjoy a 2-mile shared-use path that will be constructed northbound from Hondo Pass to Transmountain.
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