SAN ANTONIO — Drivers who use the northbound exit from Interstate 35 to Forum Parkway in the Live Oak-Selma area will have to take a detour.
Beginning Sunday night, the exit will close for six months while crews build a new braided-style ramp that will allow traffic to Forum Parkway to be bridged over traffic entering northbound I-35 from Loop 1604.
“The end result will benefit drivers in the area and the businesses they are trying to reach,” said TxDOT spokesman Josh Donat. “When we’re finished we’ll have a safer, more reliable route for traffic heading in both directions – to Forum Parkway as well as to I-35. In the meantime, drivers should be aware of the ramp closure and look for alternate routes.”
Traffic headed to Forum Parkway can use the Olympia Parkway exit, cross over I-35 and approach Forum Parkway from the south as a detour. Another viable route involves exiting I-35 at Pat Booker and taking the turnaround under Loop 1604. More than a half-dozen entry points to The Forum line the westbound frontage road of Loop 1604.
Traffic accessing Forum Parkway from southbound I-35 will not be affected. Traffic entering northbound I-35 from Loop 1604 will not be affected, either.
For more details about the contstruction, visit TxDOT.gov
and search keyword “I-35 Selma.”