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Interstate closings Monday and Tuesday

Paving project will close portions of southbound interstate in southern Bell County

Bell County - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will temporarily close portions of southbound I-35, near Granger Road (exit 279) south of Salado and the Safety Rest Areas, Monday and Tuesday nights, June 16 & 17 from 7PM to 7AM.

The temporary closures will allow maintenance personnel to mill out the existing asphalt and lay a new porous friction course (PFC), at various locations, to eliminate hazardous ponding conditions on the roadway during heavy rain or other moisture events.   PFC is a type of asphalt that drains water instead of allowing it to pool on the surface.

Ramming Paving Company of Austin will undertake the project at a cost of $168,925.30. 

TxDOT cautions drivers to watch for maintenance personnel and equipment in the work area.