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February 7, 2017
Traffic Signal Now in Service at Cotton Bayou Beach Access


Jan. 31, 2017

The new signal at the Cotton Bayou intersection will be tentatively scheduled to be in service on the morning of February 7, 2017. This will facilitate the new traffic pattern for the intersection of SR 161.
In preparation of the new signal and traffic pattern, the Cotton Bayou Public Beach entrance is scheduled to close on the afternoon of February 6, 2017. Barricades will be installed at the entrance, and the entrance will remain closed until completion of the park’s upcoming project. The project is expected to take two to three months to complete.


Dec. 15, 2016
The traffic signal subcontractor has mobilized and will begin the signal foundation work today at the proposed Cotton Bayou Beach Access signal location. All foundations are expected to be completed by the first of the year.

It is estimated that the signal work will be completed in February, contingent on signal equipment procurement by the end of December. Median construction is in process and ongoing.


Oct. 27, 2016

The traffic signal at SR 182 and Loop Road will be removed on Thursday, Oct. 27 to facilitate widening of the roadway. A temporary stop sign will be installed at Loop Road until a new traffic signal is constructed.




Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Crews will close the center turn lane on SR 182 from the east side of the 161 intersection to Cotton Bayou beach access to allow placement of the concrete median.


Dec. 1, 2016
Drivers are to expect an eastbound and westbound single lane closure on SR 182 from Milepost 12 to Milepost 13 to allow widening of the roadway. The lane closures will be continuous, 24 hours a day, and will be in place for several weeks.


Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ 7 a.m.

Eastbound single lane closure and bike path closure on SR 182 from Milepost 12 to Milepost 13. The closure will be continuous, 24 hours a day, throughout the next several weeks to allow widening of the roadway.