State Highway 242 Flyover
State Highway 242 (College Park Drive) Road/Lane Closures
- The right hand westbound lane from I-45 to University Center Drive is closed while the flyover that connects I-45 to SH 242 is being constructed, which is expected to be completed in November of 2014.
Another large project is the State Highway 242 Flyover, coordinated through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Construction began in May 2013 and is expected to continue through to November of 2014. This project consists of two tolled flyovers: one connects traffic traveling north on I-45 with west bound SH 242 and the other connects traffic traveling west on SH 242 to southbound I-45 to help relieve traffic congestion in these areas.
During construction there are several planned lane closures. Already, one westbound lane on 242 west of I-45 and the inside lanes on both the north and south bound feeders, south of 242, have been removed from the flow of traffic to make way for construction. As of mid-June 2013, crews are working on setting the foundations for the columns that will support the elevated portion of the flyover on the north side SH 242, west of I-45.