News Flash

Home - City Highlights

Posted on: January 16, 2019

FM 646 Bridge Demolition to Begin in March

FM 646 Bridge Before and After

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced that construction will begin in March 2019 to begin “flipping” how FM 646 intersects with I-45.

As a part of the I-45 Gulf Freeway Widening Project between FM 518 and FM 517, the I-45/FM 646 intersection will be flipped so that I-45 passes over FM 646.

The intersection will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will include the demolition of the FM 646 overpass, construction of the I-45 northbound mainlane overpass, and reconstruction of the intersection and frontage roads. Following the first phase of construction, the intersection will be reopened to east/west traffic and the access roads will be reconstructed along with the I-45 southbound mainlane overpass.

After delays due to right of way acquisitions and relocations, crews are now scheduled to begin demolishing the current FM 646 bridge in March. During demolition, project crews will close FM 646 to east- and westbound traffic. While FM 646 is closed, eastbound motorists will have to travel south along the I-45 frontage road to FM 517 and make a U-turn before continuing on FM 646. Westbound motorists will have to travel north to Highway 96 and make a U-turn.map2


TxDOT officials have signed an agreement with contractors reconstructing the overpass that stipulates crews have six months to finish the job, with disincentives for late completion and incentives for finishing early. The reconfiguring or FM 646 and I-45 will also include the addition of bi-directional access roads and U-turn lanes which will improve access to surrounding businesses and homes plus reduce traffic congestion. Crews are tentatively slated to reopen the intersection to travel across FM 646 in the fall of 2019. The project is part of a larger TxDOT initiative to widen I-45 from six to eight lanes all the way to Galveston.


before and after


map1

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home - City Highlights

heart of league city

Heart of League City: Olympia Grill

Posted on: February 14, 2019
Sign In Button

New Sign In Button for League City Website

Posted on: February 12, 2019
heather

Tree Planting in the Winter Time

Posted on: February 8, 2019
household hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Posted on: February 4, 2019
LC local

Museum Mysteries

Posted on: February 4, 2019
survey

Library Needs Assessment Survey

Posted on: February 7, 2019
Staff and Council Brainstorming Ideas at Strategic Planning Retreat

Planning for the Future

Posted on: February 4, 2019
people exercising

IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

Posted on: January 23, 2019
Water bill

New Utility Billing System Delayed

Posted on: January 16, 2019