Traffic alert: March 20, 2024
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Traffic alert: March 20, 2024

HOUSTON – As part of the ongoing Texas Clear Lanes project at I-610 /Cambridge Street, the Texas Department of Transportation will have multiple closures at east/westbound I-610 South Loop, and north/southbound State Highway 288 beginning Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 9 p.m., with most closures ending by March 25, and one long-term closure beginning Friday, March 22 until further notice

Crews will be prepping for the reconstruction of the I-610 eastbound connector ramps (C&H) to SH 288 northbound and southbound. All closure and detour information can be found on the I-610/Cambridge project page. The closures have been coordinated with NRG Stadium. Off-duty police officers will assist with the traffic control.

As one of six (6) Texas Clear Lanes projects in the Houston area, it is designed to improve traffic flow and connectivity, reduce congestion, add capacity, create better connectivity with SH 288, and improve overall mobility in the surrounding area. Situated in South-Central Houston, the project prioritizes better connectivity between the Medical Center, major event venues such as NRG, Houston Central Business and Museum districts, Historic Third Ward, and multiple colleges and universities. The $117 million project includes reconstruction of mainlanes, frontage roads, and the addition of a freeway overpass with eight direct connect tie-ins at I-610/SH 288. The eight direct connect tie-ins will complete and link the partially completed connector ramps already built as a part of the SH 288 Express Toll Lane project, completed in July 2022. Completion is expected in mid to late 2025. 

Motorists may experience significant delays during the closures and should consider any alternate routes. Additional closure information can be found at Houston TranStar. Closures are subject to change due to adverse weather. 

TxDOT appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through work zones and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Area residents should exercise caution if driving, walking, or biking near any construction activity.

For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Bambi Hall at 713-802-5072. Also Follow us on Twitter for news and updates.

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Bambi Hall, MLS, MPIO
March 20, 2024