Travelers through Texarkana this week can expect traffic delays as more I-30 construction work continues the remainder of this week, weather permitting. The areas affected will be the I-30 and I-369/US 59 commutes.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the contractor will be closing lanes of northbound I-369/US 59 at the I-30 interchange to replace the crash cushion attenuator. The exit from I-369 N/US 59 N to FM 559 (Richmond Road) will be closed. Traffic will need to use the US 82 (New Boston Road) exit and follow the frontage road to FM 559/Richmond Road. Also, the entrance to I-369 N/US 59 N for I-30 from US 82/Sowell Lane/Frontage Road will be closed. If necessary, this work may continue on Thursday night.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, the contractor will be closing lanes on westbound I-30 at the I-30 W/ I-369/US 59 S interchange. The contractor will be working to install in-lane transverse rumble strips in the main lanes and install additional pavement markings, to identify the lanes for I-30 West and US 59 South. These features will create a visual and tactile change in the pavement to alert drivers of the approaching interchange.

Additional night work: There may be other nighttime lane closures as the contractor works on various items.

Daytime work in the median section and at the KCS Bridge from North Park Road continues.

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TxDOT reminds local commuters that the I-30 Frontage Road system allows traffic to travel eastbound from FM 989/Kings Highway to US 71/Stateline and westbound from US 71/Stateline to FM 989/Kings Highway, continuously, without ever stopping at a traffic signal.

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