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288 Makes Strides Towards the Finish Line

Beginning Monday, April 23, 2018, at 5am to Spring 2020.

The Southmore bridge will remain closed for the reconstruction of the bridge. The Drive288 Project will remove the temporary asphalt, replacing it with sod, and will begin drill shafting* at Almeda Rd and the SH 288 Frontage Road for the new bridge.

Multi-highway construction projects are occurring simultaneously in the Houston Metro area, so TxDOT and the Drive288 Project want to stress to travelers to #KnowBeforeYouGo. Check social media feeds and local news stations for traffic advisories before heading to your destinations.

 

More to come from Southmore Bridge

As the Drive288 team continues to work on the Southmore Bridge, a few major road closures must take place. See below for detours regarding Southmore Frontage Road closures.

Continuously, from 2/14/20 at 9pm – 4/15/20 at 9am

All lanes of Southmore Blvd Eastbound and Westbound will be closed between Almeda Rd and SH 288 Southbound Frontage Road.

Please review the detours below and check back to find more detailed information on upcoming closures and detours. Check social media feeds and local news stations for traffic advisories before heading to your destinations. All dates are subject to change and construction work could be postponed due to inclement weather.

#KnowBeforeYouGo

 

Closure Detours:

SH 288 Southbound to Southmore Westbound Detour: Take the SH 288 Southbound exit to Southmore Blvd and then turn right onto Binz/Calumet St. Then Turn right onto Almeda Rd and then turn left onto Southmore Blvd.

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SH 288 Southbound to Southmore Eastbound Detour: Take the SH 288 Southbound exit to Southmore Blvd and then turn left onto Binz/Calumet St. Then take a left turn onto Live Oak St and then turn onto Southmore Blvd.

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Southmore Blvd Westbound to West of SH 288 Detour: Turn right onto Emancipation Ave and then turn left onto Blodgett St. Then turn left onto Almeda Rd and then turn onto Southmore Blvd.

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Southmore Blvd Eastbound to East of SH 288 Detour: Turn right onto Almeda Rd and then turn left onto Binz/Calumet St. Then turn left onto Live Oak St and then turn onto Southmore Blvd.

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Southmore FAQs

1. Is the Southmore Bridge coming back?

  1. Yes! Though the Drive288 Project has demolished the existing Southmore Bridge, we will be erecting a new bridge in its place.

2. Will there be a temporary bridge or pedestrian bridge in the meantime?

  1. No. There are no plans to create a temporary bridge at this time. Please check Drive288.com or follow us on social media to find alternative routes to this closure.

3. How long will construction last?

  1. We’ve begun on phase III of the construction for Southmore Bridge. This phase will last approximately through Summer 2020. 

4. Has construction on the bridge already started?

  1.  Yes, we are now in phase III of the construction. See above for more information.

*A Drilled Shaft is a deep foundation that is constructed by placing fluid concrete into a drilled hole. Click here to see a Drive288 drill shaft in action!

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