Upcoming Rainbow Bridge Closure Announced

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TxDOT has announced an upcoming project involving the Rainbow Bridge that is expected to take more than 18 months to complete.

Beginning in the summer or fall of 2024, the Rainbow Bridge will be closed, and all traffic coming to and from Bridge City will go over the Veterans Bridge. TxDOT says the Veterans Bridge will be changed to handle two lanes of traffic each way.

TXDOT proposes lowering the speed limit to 50mph with an advisory speed of 20mph for westbound traffic at the S-curve, transitioning traffic back to the original westbound lanes on the west side of the bridge.

The westbound S-curve cannot be straightened due to environmental concerns.

Eight traffic cameras will be installed along the Veterans Memorial Bridge at the beginning of the project. At a later date, communication will be sent out about how to access these.

TxDOT did not say exactly what will be done to the Rainbow Bridge.

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