July 6, 2015


Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

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El Dorado Boulevard Overpass at I-45 to Close for Reconstruction

Houston, TX -  Beginning July 10 at 9:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Transportation will close the El Dorado Boulevard overpass at I-45/Gulf Freeway until late November 2015 for reconstruction.


Although this is a state-led TxDOT project, the commute of District E residents will be impacted.  


TxDOT will demolish the existing overpass and a new at-grade intersection will be constructed. Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the El Dorado Boulevard intersection replacing the current overpass structure. This will improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public.

During the reconstruction, motorists traveling east on El Dorado to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Road One and u-turn and enter I-45 northbound mainlanes and exit and turn left to access El Dorado.


Vehicles traveling west on El Dorado to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and u-turn at Dixie Farm/FM 1959 to access I-45 southbound and exit and turn right on El Dorado.


The El Dorado overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Boulevard. The project will also widen the existing six main lanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Boulevard overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion the second quarter of 2017.


For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, please contact TxDOT's Public Information Office at (713) 802-5072.  


Council Member Martin's office will also continue to keep the public updated with any changes that should affect the commute of District E residents. Please follow the council member's Facebook and Twitter pages for news about this and future projects.