Traffic Alert: Major Weekend Closure on I-610 West Loop

Contact: Emily Black

Phone: (713) 802-5022

Date: July 25, 2019

Houston – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hang steel beams over a section of I-610/West Loop southbound at Post Oak Boulevard as work on the elevated dedicated bus lane continues. The following closures will occur from Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, July 28 at 5 a.m.

  • There will be a total closure of I-610/West Loop southbound from I-10/Katy to Post Oak Road; including the I-10/Katy direct connectors to I-610 southbound. I-610 southbound traffic will be required to detour to I-10 eastbound or westbound. Eastbound traffic should continue I-10 eastbound to downtown to US 69 South to I-610 West Loop. I-10 westbound traffic will be encouraged to detour in the vicinity of downtown to access I-610 West Loop via US 69 southbound or continue downtown for alternate destinations.
  • The US 290 east connector to I-610/West Loop southbound will also be closed. Drivers can detour by continuing on I-610 North Loop eastbound to I-45 South to US 69 South to I-610 West Loop.

Police officers will be on scene to assist with traffic flow. All closures are subject to change due to inclement weather. TxDOT is asking drivers to continue to be cautious in the construction area.

The I-610 West Loop Dedicated Bus Lane project aims to improve mobility and safety by adding dedicated right of way and separating buses from general traffic to help reduce congestion. This TxDOT project will work in tandem with the dedicated bus lane project under construction by the city of Houston and Uptown Management District which is already underway from I-610/West Loop to Richmond.

Road closure information will be posted at HoustonTranStar. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHouston.


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