Monday, April 4, 2016

Memorial Drive Bridge Closure Set for April 11

Memorial Drive in Bunker Hill Village will close on Monday, April 11, at 9 a.m. for reconstruction of the bridge over drainage ditch W-151, just east of Frostwood Elementary and the Memorial Forest Club and between Plantation Drive and Strey Lane.

The bridge is scheduled to reopen in August before the start of school. The April-August timeframe was selected to accommodate the schedules for Frostwood and Bunker Hill elementaries.

Traffic will be detoured via Briar Forest Drive on the south and Barryknoll Lane on the north, connected by Gessner Road on the west.

Local traffic, defined as anyone who has a destination in the area, such as residents and visitors, schools and churches, will be allowed and all streets, homes, churches and schools will continue to have access. The closure of Memorial Drive is at the bridge.

Both the vehicular and the pedestrian bridges will be closed for the duration of the project.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be managing this preventative maintenance project. The original bridge was built in 1965.

Bunker Hill Village officials say they understand the inconvenience that will come with this project but hope residents will understand the need to ensure the safety of roadway and bridge structures.   The new bridge will last another 50 years or more, officials said.


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