183 Construction Updates 4.27.12

Please note: A partial closure of the Central Drive exit is scheduled to begin the weekend of Saturday, May 5th. This exit will not be accessible from westbound SH 183; traffic will be redirected to the previous exit at Murphy Drive. Access to Central Drive from southbound SH 121 will not be affected.

Additional signage will be in place prior to the Murphy Drive exit alerting motorists to exit Murphy Drive in order to access Central Drive. (Note: this closure is subject to change due to weather or construction-related conditions.)

In an effort to improve mobility and minimize the impact to traffic trying to access Central Drive, Bluebonnet Contractors will expand westbound SH 183 by adding a designated exit-only lane for Murphy Drive; they will also increase capacity on Murphy Drive. To accomplish this, the westbound SH 183 frontage road will have a dual right-hand turn lane at the SH 121/183 split, and an additional lane will be added to northbound Murphy Drive at the southbound SH 121 intersection.

This partial closure is expected to be in place until mid summer. At that time, the westbound SH 183 Central Drive exit will close fully while the new exit is constructed, but the new westbound SH 121/183 exit to Bedford Road will be open.

Please also note: a temporary on-ramp to eastbound SH 183 from Central Dr. is scheduled to open this Sunday, April 29th.