WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – Closures for the ongoing Highway 6 Mall to Mall Project started Monday, and TxDOT promises the completion of the construction will be worthwhile.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s Waco District will continue their work constructing new frontage road bridges and reconstructing mainlines.

Crews are scheduled to perform various lane closures throughout this project.

The goal of the Mall to Mall Project is to increase efforts of enhancing safety and mobility, as you travel from end to end. Crews are working to make navigating on and off the highway less intimidating.

“Crews are working to reconstruct the South State Highway six main lanes bridges there. They’ve already constructed a new Bagby U-turn bridge. So there’s going to be new bridges. The continuous frontage roads, reconstructed main lanes. So it’s really all about safety and mobility,” shares TxDOT Waco District Public Public Information Officer Jake Smith.

Traffic patterns at the intersection of Imperial Drive and Highway 6 will be temporarily modified to allow crews to install drainage across Imperial Drive in phases.

TxDOT says that while northbound and southbound traffic will be continuously maintained during this operation, Imperial Drive traffic will be diverted from normal lane configurations as the drainage installation proceeds across Imperial Drive.

TxDOT says crews will also close the Highway 6 westbound off-ramp to Beverly Drive beginning next Monday night. This closure will occur nightly throughout the week, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will allow crews to safely begin construction of a detour ramp to open at a later date.

TxDOT encourages travelers to drive through the project carefully as the public becomes acclimated to the new roadway configuration. They are also warning drivers to be prepared for delays and the reconstruction of lanes.

The Mall to Mall Project began late last year and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2023.

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