Galveston Commuters: An Alert

PELICAN ISLAND BRIDGE WILL CLOSE NIGHTLY FOR REPAIRS

“The fender system of the bridge will be replaced to better protect structure”

(Houston) – Construction crews will close the Pelican Island Bridge in Galveston during early morning and nightly intervals starting Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m. for about two months. The closures will allow crews to replace the fender system that protects the bridge from maritime traffic traveling through the Galveston Channel.

We were recently notified by the Galveston Navigation District and the Texas Department of Transportation of a change that will start June 27th.  The bridge will close to vehicular traffic from 6 pm to 9 pm and will reopen to vehicular traffic from 9 pm to 9:30 pm. Closures will continue through the night as per the original schedule.

Bridge closure and access information beginning June 27 (Monday):

  • 6 am to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday (OPEN to cars/trucks)
  • 6 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday (CLOSED to cars/trucks)
  • 9 pm to 9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday (OPEN to cars/trucks)
  • 9:30 pm to 12 am, Monday through Thursday (CLOSED to cars/trucks)
  • 12 am to 12:30 am, Monday through Thursday (OPEN to cars/trucks)
  • 12:30 am to 2:30 am, Monday through Thursday (CLOSED to cars/trucks)
  • 2:30 am to 3 am, Monday through Thursday (OPEN for cars/trucks)
  • 3:00 am to 6 am, Monday through Thursday (CLOSED for cars/trucks)

The bridge will be under normal operations from Friday through Monday.

Crews will replace the fender system, which had been severely damaged during Hurricane Ike in 2008. Construction is being overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation and the Galveston County Navigation District. The project will cost $2.5 million.

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