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Work begins Monday to replace US 84 Nolan County bridge

SWEETWATER, TX - The Texas Department of Transportation will replace a bridge over Interstate 20 near Sweetwater that was damaged in late September after a support column was struck by a semi.

They said the bridge was already scheduled to be replaced in 2017 .

Starting Monday, westbound I-20 at the US 84 overpass will closed. Traffic will be detoured to US 84 business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20.

The three-quarter mile detour is the same route that was used  immediately following the collision.

Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers. The inside lanes of I-20 will reopen after about a week.

The outside lane will be closed until further notice.

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