I-35 was closed for about nine hours overnight at Slaughter Lane so the Texas Department of Transportation could begin tearing down an almost 60-year old overpass. TxDOT opened the highway ahead of schedule Saturday at 8 a.m.
A closure of I-35 is scheduled again from 11 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, weather permitting. Drivers will be directed off the road at the Slaughter lane exit and can pass the area via the frontage road.
The $9.2 million project is expected to take a year to complete. TxDOT spokesperson Kelli Reyna says they’re constructing a wider bridge that will be safer.
The project also includes widening the southbound I-35 frontage road to two lanes through the intersection at the Slaughter Creek overpass. More street lamps will be installed from Slaughter Lane to the Onion Creek Parkway.