Released by Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority

The  NET  RMA  and  its  Design/Build  Contractor,  CH2M  Hill,  are  reaching  another  milestone  in  the construction  of  Toll  49  Segment  3B.   
Major  work  on  the  Toll  49  bridge crossing  I-20  is  about  to begin; however, this work will result in lane closures and traffic delays starting at 7:00 PM on Nov.
19th and 20th.  During these evenings, the concrete girders for the Toll 49 Bridge over I-20 are scheduled to be  installed  which  signifies  a  major  milestone  towards  the  completion  of  the  Bridge. The  majority  of  the work on the Toll 49 Segment 3B project is currently centered on construction of the I-20 Bridge structure.
Mr. Everett Owen, Project Director of the NET RMA, stated “Construction progress continues to be positive with all parties working for a successful completion of the project. We expect the project to be complete in Early  Spring  of  2013. TxDOT  has  been  a  great  partner  to  the  NET  RMA  and  CH2M  Hill  and  we  are
working together to keep traffic interruptions on I-20 to a minimum.” 
Construction activities over the next few weeks will increase on and around the I-20 bridge site, resulting in lane closures and significant traffic delays.  The actual Bridge girder installation will be completed at night; with traffic slowdowns anticipated in the east bound direction on November 19th and westbound direction on November 20th.  If possible, please avoid this area on these nights, or please be prepared for potential delays along the I-20 Corridor.      
Once Segment 3B is completed, Toll 49 will provide connectivity to the west and south of Tyler.  When the project opens in Early Spring 2013, Toll 49 will provide new mobility from SH 110 near Whitehouse to I-20 offering nearly 26 miles of non-stop driving for motorists.  A Grand Opening Ceremony for Toll 49 is being scheduled for March 2013.  Please stay tuned for future details on this upcoming event.