FM 1959/ DIXIE FARM ROAD OVERPASS AT IH 45 TO CLOSE FOR RECONSTRUCTION
Houston – The Texas Department of Transportation will close the FM 1959/ Dixie Farm Road overpass at IH 45/ Gulf Freeway on July 20 at 9 p.m. until October, 2012 for reconstruction of the overpass.
The existing overpass will be demolished and a new ground-level intersection will be constructed. The IH 45/ Gulf Freeway mainlanes will eventually go over the FM 1959/ Dixie Farm Rd. intersection replacing the current overpass structure. This will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists traveling the area.
During the reconstruction, motorists traveling east on Dixie Farm Road to IH 45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to FM 2351 where they will be able to cross under IH 45 to the northbound frontage road. This will allow access back to FM 1959.
Also, motorists traveling west on FM 1959 to IH 45 will be detoured onto the northbound frontage road to Scarsdale Avenue/ FM 2553 where they will be able to cross over IH 45 to the southbound frontage road. This will allow them access back to Dixie Farm Road.
Traffic signals at Scarsdale/ FM 2553, Fm 1959, Dixie Farm Rd., and FM 2351 will be adjusted and timed to meet conditions.
The FM 1959/ Dixie Farm Road overpass reconstruction is part of a $ 77.5 million construction project that stretches approximately five miles on IH 45/ Gulf Freeway from Kurland to FM 2351 and will include widening the existing six mainlanes to ten. Currently, the stretch of IH 45/ Gulf Freeway is listed on the 100 Most Congested Roadways in Texas list. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
For more information on this project go to https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hou/fm1959_closure.pdf or contact Danny Perez at (713) 802-5077. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO.
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