Fulshear residents and visitors are in for an unhappy surprise this weekend, authorities reported.
From Friday through Monday at 9 p.m., Fulshear residents can expect major changes planned for traffic along FM 1093 and at the intersection of FM 1093 and FM 1463, Fulshear Capt. Mike McCoy said.
“Two-way traffic will be moved to the new concrete pavement (the future eastbound lanes recently constructed south of the existing roadway),” he said.
“The traffic switch will require construction of a new intersection at FM 1463.
“Once work begins, this will be a 24/7 operation and all efforts will be made to fully re-open the intersection to traffic as soon as possible.”
According to McCoy, access to FM 359 will be blocked at FM 1093 and traffic will be diverted to Fulshear-Gaston Road and FM 723.
“This closure will be in place for several hours to allow the removal of the existing asphalt transitions in the realigned intersection,” he said.
“As soon as the asphalt transition is removed, the traffic shift to the new pavement will be completed and the intersection will partially open for the duration of the work.”
FM 1463 north of FM 1093 will experience the most significant impacts.
Eastbound and Westbound FM 1093 and FM 359 south of FM 1093 will remain open throughout most of the work, McCoy added.
For the duration of the work, the following will occur:
· Eastbound and westbound traffic on FM 1093 will be allowed through the realigned intersection.
· Northbound FM 359 traffic will be able to enter the realigned intersection but MUST turn left or right on to FM 1093.
· Northbound FM 359 traffic will not be allowed to continue through the intersection to northbound FM 1463.
· All southbound through traffic on FM 1463 will be detoured at Fry Road and southbound FM 1463 traffic will not be allowed into the intersection.
“Webber LLC is doing a fantastic job getting this done before school starts,” McCoy said.
“Please have patience during this ordeal.
They will be ‘pulling the band-aide off’ to get this done over one weekend.
“Yes, this weekend will stink, but at least it’s one weekend, and not many, to complete this major undertaking.”