Project Status Update
Preliminary archaeology and demolition work near the interchange are currently underway. Much of that work is being completed under a separate contract from the roadway construction contract.
Preliminary utility work is also set to begin later this summer or early this fall, with minimal impacts to traffic.
We currently expect the project to be advertised for bids this summer and awarded to a contractor this fall, with roadway construction anticipated to begin as soon as late 2019. (As always, schedules are subject to change.)
Once a contractor is on board this fall or early winter, we will host a meeting for the public and businesses to provide more specific information about the project schedules and expected staging sequences.
The project is designed to improve safety on both Ruthrauff Road and I-10.
Currently, passing trains stop all traffic on Ruthrauff Road, which causes backups onto I-10. In the new configuration, traffic on Ruthrauff Road will pass over the railroad and I-10, eliminating the at-grade railroad crossing.
In addition, the interchange reconstruction is part of a series of projects to increase capacity on I-10 between Ruthrauff and Ina roads.
2013 – Final design begins
2019 – Final design completed
2019 to 2021 - Construction
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