Downtown entrance ramp closing

by George Garza

The Texas Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that the downtown Beaumont eastbound freeway entrance ramp at the foot of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge would be closed to all traffic due to bridge construction. The TXDOT news release indicated that this downtown entrance ramp closure would last until the new bridge reconstruction alongside of the current bridge is completed and the new freeway traffic lanes are opened. Currently drivers from downtown Beaumont use Pine Street and Pearl Street to access the Eastbound I-10 freeway heading to Vidor and Orange County over what remains of the old Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

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