Motorists can expect delays this weekend as a result of construction work that is being done along Interstate10 near State Highway 46 in Kendall County. As part of the frontage road construction, the existing state highway 46 (Bandera Rd.) bridge will be demolished.
In order to safely remove the bridge, a 56-hour continuous full mainlane closure of the I-10 eastbound and westbound travel lanes between SH-46 (Bandera Rd) and US-87 (Main Str.) will be required. The removal of this bridge will allow crews to start working on the new westbound SH-46 bridge structure.
Work is expected to begin at 8 p.m. tonight and be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday.
The Department of Transportation says the westbound mainlanes will be reduced to one-lane then forced to use Exit 540 (SH-46/Bandera Rd). Westbound frontage road traffic will continue through the SH-46 intersection then back onto the mainlanes at the next available entrance ramp located near Fredricks Creek. Off-duty uniformed officers will control the traffic movement at the SH 46 intersection.
The eastbound mainlanes will be reduced to one-lane then forced to use Exit 540 (SH-46/Bandera Rd). Eastbound frontage road traffic will continue through the SH 46 intersection than back onto the mainlanes at the next available entrance ramp located ¼ west of the US 87 interchange. Off-duty uniformed officers will control the traffic movement at the SH 46 intersection.
For safety reasons, the active bridge on SH 46 at IH 10 will be closed requiring all traffic to turn right onto the frontage roads.
Westbound SH-46 traffic will be detoured to westbound I-10, to the Johns Road intersection, and back to Exit 540 SH-46 (see westbound detour route exhibit).
Eastbound SH-46 traffic will be detoured the eastbound frontage road, onto the eastbound I-10 mainlanes, to Exit 543 Scenic Loop, where traffic will use the turnaround to reach the westbound frontage road into Boerne/Main St. (see eastbound detour route exhibit).