AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - As drivers prepare for the upcoming work week, here are some area lane closures that may cause you a delay:
Various lanes of the Interstate 27 frontage roads will be closed in both directions at McCormick Road for patching repairs.
Various lanes on Amarillo Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Grand Street to Eastern Street for patching repairs.
The right lane of I-27 will be closed from 26th Avenue to 45th Avenue in both directions for shoulder maintenance.
Buchanan Street closed for improvements
Starting Tuesday Sept. 12, Buchanan Street in downtown Amarillo will close between 11th and 6th avenues for profile mill and overlay operations.
During that time, northbound traffic on Buchanan will be detoured to Fillmore Street. Traffic exiting to downtown from westbound I-40 will be detoured to Johnson Street.
Drivers can also expect some lane closures at the intersections of 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th avenues.
The improvements are expected to be done in three weeks.
Bell Street Bridge Replacement (at Interstate 40)
The I-40 main lanes at Bell Street are closed from Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 a.m. to allow the contractor to hang bridge beams and place panels and overhang brackets. Traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads. The westbound turnaround bridge will be closed during this time, too.
The eastbound frontage road is reduced to one lane through the Bell Street intersection.
Once I-40 reopens at 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, traffic will once again be reduced to two lanes in each direction until the completion of the project.
Bushland Bridge (I-40 & RM 2381) – no changes
Westbound traffic is diverted to the service road at the RM 2381 exit ramp and reenters I-40 at the next on-ramp.
Traffic on the frontage road north of I-40 is one-way going west between the off- and on-ramps of the detour.
Local traffic is detoured to Adkisson and Arnot roads to cross I-40.
Direct Connect (I-40 & I-27 Interchange)
The outside (right) lane on I-27 south is closed from the Downtown Connector to 26th Avenue from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Saturday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 11.
The left lane of the I-27 north frontage road is closed just north of the 26th Avenue exit for widening construction and other improvements.
The ramp from 26th Avenue onto I-27 north is closed.
The I-27 SB ramp to 26th Avenue is closed.
The left lane of the I-27 south frontage road and the right lane of I-27 south at the interchange are closed.
I-40 Bridge Replacement & Soncy Enhancements (Soncy/South Loop 335)
The Soncy underpass at I-40 will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 to 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 for removal of overhangs.
The northbound right and center lanes of Soncy Road could be closed for short durations from 34th Avenue to I-40 and the right lane from I-40 to BI-40 (Amarillo Boulevard) to widen lanes.
I-40 Bridge Replacement (Ross/Arthur) – no changes
The outside right lanes of I-40 eastbound are closed.
The eastbound I-40 exit for Quarter Horse/Nelson Street is closed. Motorists should use the exit at Ross Street or Grand Street.
The left lane of the eastbound I-40 frontage road is closed.
The outside right lanes on I-40 westbound are closed.
The on-ramp at westbound I-40 and Ross/Arthur is closed. Use the detour directing westbound frontage road traffic down to Arthur Street onto the eastbound frontage road over to the Grand Street turnaround. Use the I-40 westbound Grand Street on-ramp for to enter I-40 westbound.
The on-ramp at westbound I-40 and Quarter Horse Drive is closed. Use the detour directing westbound frontage road traffic under I-40 at Nelson Street to the eastbound frontage road over to the Grand Street turnaround. Use the westbound I-40 Grand Street on-ramp to enter I-40 westbound.
The left lane of the westbound I-40 frontage road is closed.
The right lanes of Arthur Street at I-40 are closed in both directions.
State Loop 335 (Hollywood)
Expect various lanes closures between Bell Street and I-27 starting Wednesday, Sept. 13.
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.
From 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 South Loop 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.
The intersection of South Western Street and South Loop 335 is controlled by temporary traffic signals.
The intersection of South Georgia Street and South Loop 335 has a three-way stop condition at the north and the south frontage roads.
The 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.