The construction continues in Amarillo.  Here's the areas you are going to want to avoid when getting the kids dropped off at school this week.

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This Week's Projects:

  • Watch for crews performing seal coat operations along the westbound frontage road on I-40 from Helium Road to Hope Road.
  • Crews will be repairing cable barriers and working in the left lanes on I-40 from the Oldham County line to Bushland.
  • Watch for mobile operations as crews perform vegetation management on both I-40 and I-27 in all directions.

Ongoing Projects:

I-40 Bridge Replacement (Bell)

  • Bell Street bridge, including the eastbound and westbound turnarounds, will remain closed through completion of the project.
  • Eastbound frontage road is reduced to one lane through the Bell Street intersection.
  • I-40 main lanes are reduced to two lanes in each direction until the completion of the project.

 I-40 Bridge Replacement (Soncy/Loop 335)

  • Bridge pour work originally planned for 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, has been rescheduled to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 due to predicted rain in the forecast. On Wednesday, Soncy Road will be closed at the I-40 overpass for completion of bridge span work. Soncy Road is expected to reopen by 7 a.m. that same day.
  • Northbound right and center lanes of Soncy Road will be closed from 34th Avenue to I-40 and the right lane from I- 40 to BI-40 to widen lanes. This forces traffic from 34th Avenue to BI-40 down to one lane going northbound and motorists should expect delays.
  • Westbound frontage road right-turn-only lane onto northbound Soncy Road will be closed until the widening is complete.

I-40 Bridge Repair (Ross/Arthur)

  • I-40E, the on-ramp east of Crockett Street is closed for several months.
    I-40W entrance ramp between Ross and Arthur streets is closed.
    I-40W entrance ramp between Nelson and Ross streets is closed.
    I-40E exit ramp between Osage and Nelson streets is closed.
    Right lanes of I-40W and I-40E main lanes are closed from Nelson Street to I-27.
    Left lane of the I-40W frontage road is closed from Quarter Horse Drive to Arthur Street.
    Left lane of the I-40E frontage road is closed from Arthur Street to Ross Street.
    Right lane of the I-40E frontage road is closed at Osage Street. Osage Street is closed at the south frontage road.

Downtown Connector (I-40 & I-27 Interchange)

  • Left lane of the I-27N frontage road is closed just north of the 26th Avenue exit for widening construction and other improvements.
  • Ramp from 26th Avenue onto I-27N is closed.
  • I-27 SB ramp to 26th Avenue is closed.
  • Left lane of the I-27S frontage road and the right lane of I-27S at the interchange are closed.

South Loop 335 (Hollywood):

  • Traveling eastbound, the right lane has been converted to a right turn only lane from just east of I-27 to Valleyview Drive. All thru traffic should use the left lane.
  • Washington Street to I-27, the speed limit is reduced to 45 mph in both directions.
  • Wilshire Drive, Valleyview Drive to the north and Circle Drive are closed at SL 335 until the westbound frontage road can be opened to traffic.
  • Access to Lamount Drive will be closed at various times during the day.
  • Westbound Loop traffic must exit at Georgia Street and turn left under the bridge and right on the south frontage road to continue westbound.
  • Intersection of South Western Street and SL 335 is controlled by temporary traffic signals.
  • Intersection of South Georgia Street and SL 335 has a three-way stop condition at the north and the south frontage roads.
  • Exit and entrance ramps east of Georgia Street are ONE-WAY ramps.
  • Work continues on and along the shoulders from Washington Street to I-27.
  • Access to SL 335 at Olympia Drive is permanently closed.