Traffic will slow this weekend on Texas 151 at Loop 410
The region’s third hard freeze in six weeks interrupted several highway construction projects that have now resumed, but on this ice-free weekend only one major interchange closure might be worth avoiding.
Westbound frontage roads of Texas 151 and southbound frontage roads of Interstate 410 where the highways meet on the West Side will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday as crews install steel beams for what will be the direct connector (also called a “flyover”) from 410 South to 151 West.
As always, motorists should follow the posted detour signs. Eastbound 151 and northbound 410 frontage roads and all main lanes will be unaffected.
Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Josh Donat said the project should be done by early fall and motorists can expect smaller overnight closures at the interchange for the next several weeks.
The continuing bridge work at New Braunfels Ave. and Interstate 35, which has upset many a weekend driver in past months, is taking a breather due to the most recent freeze. Donat said it will flow as normal this weekend and is set for a closure next weekend.
Expected closures for U.S. 281 have also been postponed until next week.
Down the road, drivers who use Loop 1604 between Culebra Riad and U.S. 90 can expect some closures starting in late February.
Donat said TxDOT’s dwindling supply of salt brine, which was doused across the San Antonio region’s highways to retard freezing, has been restocked from other TxDOT districts.
“We just got our new shipment,” Donat said Thursday, “and we’re prepared for any event similar to what we had early this week.”