New lane closures for the SH146 project:
UPCOMING TRAFFIC SWITCH AND INTERSECTION CLOSURES:
The City of Kemah continues to monitor the SH-146 Highway Expansion Project developments and their impacts on city operations, visitors, and the citizens of Kemah. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to prepare alternative travel plans.
In addition, for real time lane-closure and traffic updates, visit Houston TranStar or download their app from the App Store or Google Play.
The Texas Department of Transportation has produced the following information:
The Contractor has pushed the traffic switch date back until June. An exact date has not been established, but will be posted as soon as one is available.
At our last progress meeting, TxDOT requested that we review each intersection in Kemah to determine which intersections can be open and which need to be closed, as well as how we will maintain access for emergency services when we switch into Phase 4.
It was determined that FM 2094 and Bel Road will need to be closed as soon as traffic is switched into Phase 4 due to the elevation difference between the existing pavement and the proposed NBFR/NB Arterial pavement. It was also noted that 6th Street and FM 518 could be left open, considering the minimal elevation difference between the existing and proposed pavement. Asphalt transitions can be used to keep these intersections open.
It was agreed that instead of closing all four intersections simultaneously, FM 2094 and Bel Road will be closed, reconstructed, and reopened first before closing and reconstructing FM 518 and 6th Street.
These closures are subject to change if needed due to weather, and additional notifications regarding changes or cancellations will be posted when made available.
For real time lane-closure and traffic updates, visit Houston TranStar or download their app from the App Store or Google Play.
SH146.com is an information source for project and construction updates. While the website is maintained by the Cities of Kemah and Seabrook, the expansion project is managed by TxDOT and their team.