January 31, 2020
Total Closure of I-610 West Loop Mainlanes
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close all mainlanes of the I-610 West Loop at I-69 Southwest Freeway in both directions for multiple weekends starting the weekend of January 31 to hang bridge beams and other related work for a new connector ramp.
Starting Friday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. until Monday, Feb. 3 at 5 a.m. crews will close all I-610 West Loop northbound and southbound mainlanes at I-69 Southwest Freeway. Crews will again close the I-610 West Loop mainlanes at I-69 Southwest Freeway in both directions on the weekends of Feb. 7 through Feb. 10, Feb. 14 through Feb. 17, and Feb. 21 through Feb. 24.
Crews will continue work on the I-610 West Loop northbound connector ramp to I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound as part of the I-610/I-69 interchange project. Motorists traveling northbound on I-610 West Loop northbound will detour to I-610 frontage road to re-enter the mainlanes of I-610 northbound. Motorists traveling southbound on I-610 West Loop will detour to I-69 southbound, exit at Chimney Rock, U-turn at Chimney Rock to reach the I-69 northbound mainlanes and take the direct connector from I-69 northbound to I-610 southbound.
It is recommended that motorists seek an alternate route during the time of these closures.
The I-610/ I-69 interchange is a major connection point of two of the most congested highways in the state of Texas. The $259 million project will significantly enhance safety and improve mobility by widening the connector ramps to two lanes, increasing sight distances and providing remedies to eliminate weaving.
The project has incentives and disincentives to encourage the contractor to complete various phases sooner than anticipated.
For additional scheduled lane closures related to this project go to www.HOU610at69.com. All closures are subject to change due to inclement weather. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHouston and @HOU610at69 and Facebook.
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