Oct. 6, 2014) – Today’s threat of
storms may delay work to implement a 30-day closure of the ramp from westbound
I-74 to northbound I-275.
If rain does delay operations, work to implement the closure
will take place Tuesday night, Oct. 7, weather permitting, or Wednesday night,
Once the ramp is closed, traffic will be rerouted
by way of a maintenance of traffic operation known as the Texas Turnaround.
Traffic will continue west on I-74, and exit at SR
128 to access the far left lane to a dedicated lane that will carry traffic to
eastbound I-74 for eventual access to northbound I-275. Traffic accessing the
turnaround will not wait on a traffic signal.
Work to implement the ramp closure will require various lane
During this ramp closure, the ramp from SR 128
to westbound I-74 and the park and ride lot on SR 128 will continue to be
closed. The turnaround adds approximately five minutes to a commute under
normal traffic conditions.