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Northbound ramp to FM 3009 will close until mid-October

posted Sep 27, 2013, 7:56 AM by Forest Ridge
Sunday night, September 29, crews working for the Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound I-35 exit to FM 3009 in Schertz for three weeks to rebuild the exit ramps and finish work on the frontage road.

Traffic will use the Schertz Parkway exit and follow the frontage road to reach FM 3009. The closure is tied to a milestone allowing the contractor just three weeks to finish work while rewarding efforts to reopen the ramp early.

Crews are rebuilding the exit to better align with the new entrance ramp from FM 1518. An additional lane will be added to the exit. Work on the north-to-south turnaround should also be completed, opening the lanes of the northbound frontage road closed to accommodate the improvements at the busy intersection.

This closure represents the second major milestone on the project. The first major milestone is the construction of the braided exit ramp on northbound I-35 to Forum Parkway, serving the major shopping center of the metro area's northeast side. In order to accomplish that work, earlier this month crews closed the ramp from Loop 1604 onto northbound I-35. That closure has been extended into November - initially crews planned to reopen the ramp mid-October - to expedite the completion of the Forum Parkway exit ramp.

Weather permitting, the Forum Parkway exit ramp should be done in time for the holiday shopping season.