The Texas Department of Transportation temporarily closed the southwest and southeast U.S. 75 frontage road ramps to and from Parker Road for almost a week recently to divert traffic onto the newly completed eastbound Parker Road bridge.

The work is part of a $20-million construction project to convert the U.S. 75 and Parker Road interchange from a standard, grade-separated bridge to a single-point urban interchange. The southside bridge is nearly complete and the northside bridge construction is ready to begin.

The contractor for the project is Houston-based W.W. Webber LLC. The estimated project completion date is fall 2010.