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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
US 290 Houston
News Release
Friday, December 02, 2011

IH 610 North Loop Construction to Impact White Oak Hike and Bike Trail

HOUSTON - Beginning Monday, December 5 at 5:00 a.m., the White Oak Hike and Bike Trail along T.C. Jester, underneath the IH 610 North Loop, will be closed while construction on the IH 610 North Loop progresses through the area.  The trail is estimated to reopen fall 2013.

Bicyclists and pedestrians will need to use the signed detour routes to avoid the area underneath IH 610. 

  • Northbound Detour - use Ella northbound to 34th Street, westbound on 34th Street to E. T.C. Jester.
  • Southbound Detour - use 34th eastbound to Ella, southbound on Ella to E. T.C. Jester.

The closure is part of the ongoing work on the IH 610 North Loop from Ella to the IH 610/US 290 interchange as part of the US 290 Program's $151.5 million IH 610/US 290 reconstruction project.  Construction crews will be working on the total demolition and reconstruction of the four IH 610 mainlane and frontage road bridges at T.C. Jester.  For the safety of the traveling public and construction crews, the hike and bike trail will remain closed until the four bridges are rebuilt.

Safety of the traveling public is a priority of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to follow the detour route and avoid the trail underneath IH 610.

For more information regarding the US 290/Hempstead Corridor Program, please contact the US 290/Hempstead Corridor Program Public Information Office at (713) 354-1532. Additional information is also available on the Program website, and at the Houston Bikeway Program website and Facebook page:

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