Today, the Harris County Flood Control District will close the two-lane northbound bridge that crosses Sims Bayou at South Post Oak Road to start work on a bridge reconstruction project that is a part of a $379 million federal flood damage reduction project to widen and deepen Sims Bayou.
During the first construction phase, the two-lane northbound bridge will be closed and traffic will detour to the two-lane southbound bridge. Traffic will run one lane in each direction on the southbound bridge between Heatherbrook and Trafalgar drives for approximately seven to eight months. The intersection of Simsbrook Drive and South Post Oak located north of Sims Bayou also will be closed during the first phase of construction.
The Flood Control District will communicate construction and bridge closure schedules to the media and to the public in advance of each phase of the project. Motorists are encouraged to be alert, to pay attention to all posted street and lane closures and to follow traffic detours in the area.
Please note that all closures are subject to change. For more information on the Sims Bayou bridge projects, including details on lane closures, major traffic switches, local detours, the anticipated schedule for construction on the remaining bridges, and the opportunity to sign up to receive regular e-mail updates, please visit the Sims Bayou Roadway Bridge Construction webpage at www.hcfcd.org/simsbridges or call the Sims Bayou Bridge Construction Information Line at (713) 684-4107.
Existing Bridge Closures:
- Croquet Lane Bridge over Sims Bayou
- Northbound Hiram Clarke Road Bridge over Sims Bayou
- Northbound South Post Oak Road Bridge over Sims Bayou