PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that paving operations will begin June 9 for the westbound I-30 frontage road detour that is part of the bridge replacement project at I-30 and FM 2642 in Hunt County.
Once paving operations begin, the exit ramp for FM 2642 on I-30 westbound will be closed and traffic will instead exit at FM 1565 North, officials said. The contractor, Austin Bridge & Road, will place message boards along the route to alert drivers and direct traffic to the correct exit.
After the detour paving operations are complete the next exit ramp west of FM 1565 will be opened to traffic. The contractor anticipates the ramp will open June 19, weather permitting.
The FM 2642 project on I-30 in Hunt county will construct a new underpass for FM 2642. The work will include retaining walls, curbs and gutters, storm sewer, sidewalks for the underpass, access and egress ramps and driveways. Phase 1 of the project began in February to widen and convert frontage roads to one-way traffic.
The project runs from the Hunt-Rockwall county line to FM 1565 and will raise the vertical clearance of the underpass at I-30 and FM 2642. It will also improve mobility at the intersection by adding lanes and relocating entrance and exit ramps. The new underpass bridge will have a 22-foot inside shoulder, two 12-foot traffic lanes and 10-foot outside shoulders for east- and west-bound lanes. The underpass will have a left-turn lane and turn-around lanes.
More information about this project is available on the project page.
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