I-35 traffic will be diverted each night to repair Lone Oak Bridge
The FM 3002 (Lone Oak Road) Bridge over I-35 was closed for damage in May and the structure will remain closed until it is repaired by a bridge maintenance company. TX-DOT, recently, hired a contractor and work started August 16th. Crews will close I-35 northbound and southbound from 8pm-6am every night at Lone Oak exits and traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads to bypass the bridge. They will begin dismantling the surface in the middle and working their way outwards. The most damage is in the middle, but they expect to find more damage as they go and the repairs are expected to take several weeks.
In a TX-DOT press release, it stated, “These repairs will be done at night after rush hour and before the morning drive time. Only one side of the freeway will shut down at a time. The simple detour for north and southbound traffic is to exit at FM 3002.CR 2148 (Lone Oak Road) to the frontage road and get back on the interstate at the next entrance ramp.”
The bridge is located a few miles north of Sanger on the county line. Signs have been installed on I-35 in the area to notify motorists of the closures to the main lanes of I-35.