A contractor will begin work on Monday, March 21, to narrow travel lanes to one lane in each direction on the JFK Causeway as a maintenance project there resumes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The project paused, and all four lanes were open during the main part of Spring Break in order to keep traffic flowing. Work is scheduled to resume this week because most Spring Breakers are expected to return to class.
All work associated with setting up the newest traffic pattern is expected to be finished by the end of the week, according to a TxDOT news release.
Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time, the release said.
The $9 million maintenance project is designed to maximize the life of the bridge and reduce the overall life-cycle costs of the structure.
The work is being done only on the bridge, not on the adjacent causeway.
All four lanes on the bridge will reopen during the 2022 hurricane season – June 1 through the end of November, TxDOT reported.
For the project’s final phase, the traffic pattern will revert to one lane open in each direction from early December through spring 2023, when the project is estimated to be finished, the news release said.