Beginning Friday, October 28, 2011, the Texas Department of Transportation will close all west side street intersections along FM 2218 from Airport Avenue to Town Center Boulevard in order to switch FM 2218 traffic onto new lanes and reconstruct the existing intersections to conform with the newly constructed portions of roadway. This work is part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) FM 2218 widening project.
Intersections with FM 2218, including Airport Avenue, Avenue N/Homestead Road, Reading Road, and Town Center Boulevard, will be closed. Due to the amount of work which must be done, it will be necessary for ALL intersections to be closed down at one time for reconstruction, meaning any traffic wishing to cross FM 2218 from will have to utilize US 59 or FM 1640 to do so.
Intersection reconstruction work will begin the evening of Friday, October 28, and is expected to last at least through the weekend. Detour signage is in place by the project contractors, and individual intersections will reopen one at a time, beginning with Reading Road, then Avenue N, Airport Avenue, and Town Center Boulevard, as the reconstruction is completed at each intersection.
Drivers are advised to plan alternate routes accordingly and to exercise caution when in the area. Questions related to the closures should be directed to the TxDOT Public Information Office at (713) 802-5077.