CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Those who regularly travel across the Harbor Bridge may need to give themselves extra time of find an alternate route over the next two weeks while a routine inspection of the bridge will force daytime lane closures.
"Each closure will affect two of the three lanes in one direction," Rickey Daily with the Texas Department of Transportation said. "One travel lane during the closure will remain open. During that closure, all travel lanes in the other direction will remain open."
The regularly scheduled safety inspection will happen from Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 16, weather permitting.
The closures, which are scheduled each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., are:
- Dec. 5–9
Monday, Tuesday (Dec. 5, 6) – Center, right lanes of US 181 southbound
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Dec. 7, 8, 9) - Center, right lanes of US 181 northbound
- Dec. 12-16
Monday (Dec. 12) – Center and right lanes of US 181 northbound
Tuesday, Wednesday (Dec. 13, 14) – Center and right lanes of US 181 southbound
Thursday (Dec. 15) – Cleanup day. Any lane closures will be determined and announced by Dec. 12
Friday (Dec. 16) – Weather makeup day, if needed.
No work is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 10, 11. All lanes will be open.
The Texas Department of Transportation said "all public-use bridges in the state that carry vehicular traffic, whether they are on state-maintained roads or off-system roads such as county roads, undergo routine safety inspections."
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