This week will be a fun week traveling throughout Amarillo.  Whether you are on I-40 E or I-40W, I-27 or 335 expect to be slowed down.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 14, Interstate 40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions over Soncy Road to seal the bridge deck.
  • Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 14 – 16, the Whitaker Road exit ramp from I-40 eastbound will be closed during the day. Traffic will need to exit Eastern Street for access to Whitaker Road.
  • Eastern portion of State Loop (SL) 335, watch for shifts in lanes from Washington Street to Eastern Street in both directions as crews perform patching repairs.
  • US 87, various lanes will be closed in both directions from 15th Avenue to St. Francis Avenue for bridge deck repair.
  • Watch for crews fog sealing the far right lanes of Interstate 40 in both directions from Grand Street to Pullman Road.
  • Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 14 – 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, the left lanes of I-27 will be closed in both directions at the I-40 interchange for painting.
  • Far right lanes of I-40 will be closed in both directions at Avondale and Washington streets for work on the slopes.
  • Midweek, expect various ramp closures along I-40 as the contractor completes surface work. Also expect lanes closures for work on bridge joints where I-40 crosses Crockett and Georgia streets.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, 26th Avenue will be closed under the I-27 bridge from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for painting. Motorists needing access should exit 34th Avenue.
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, the exit to I-40 from I-27 northbound will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for resurfacing. A detour will be in place to direct traffic to an alternate route.

All construction projects are subject to weather.  Remember to slow down in all construction zone.

From TxDot concerning winter weather:

The Amarillo District was joined by several neighboring TxDOT
districts, as well as DOT representatives from Oklahoma and New Mexico to share
best practices when it comes to preparing roads for winter weather.
With snow already in the forecast, TxDOT's priorities for snow and ice
operations are:
• Roadways that effect the movement of interstate commerce
• Roadways of high priority locally or regionally
• Known trouble spots such as bridge decks, sharp curves, steep grades,
intersections and access points
• Routes near hospitals, emergency facilities and schools

The Amarillo District covers 17 counties with 18 maintenance sections. Each
have tested winter weather roadway equipment including snow plows, material
spreaders, safety lighting and other necessary equipment. With more than 9,000
lane miles of roadway in TxDOT's Amarillo District, snow and ice removal during a
winter storm is a major operation utilizing hundreds of employees and large pieces
of equipment.

See road conditions at www.drivetexas.org