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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Transportation
Texas Department of Transportation
News Release
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin work this weekend to repair a portion of the Houston Avenue Bridge over I-10 Katy Freeway. The bridge was struck by an overheight vehicle in late 2017 causing damage to multiple steel beams.

Beginning 8 p.m., Friday, March 2 until 5 a.m., Monday, March 5, the following will be closed. Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

  • Total closure of I-10 eastbound mainlanes at the N. Shepherd/Durham exit. Motorists will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.
  • I-10 eastbound mainlanes between I-610 and N. Shepherd/Durham will have one to two lanes open for local traffic only.  All other drivers are strongly encouraged to detour to I-610.

Beginning 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 until 5 a.m., Monday, March 5, the following will be closed.

  • Total closure of I-10 eastbound entrance ramps from Silber, Washington Avenue/Westcott, T.C. Jester, N. Shepherd/Durham, Patterson, Heights/Yale, Studemont and Taylor. Also, the I-10 eastbound exit ramps to Shepherd/ Durham and Taylor will be closed.
  • Total closure of the I-10 east- and westbound entrance ramp from Woodway at the I-610 northbound frontage road.
  • Total closure of the I-610 West Loop north- and southbound connector ramps to I-10 eastbound, and the US 290 connector ramp to I-10 eastbound.  Motorists traveling northbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.  Motorists traveling southbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-10 westbound, exit at Chimney Rock/Wirt, U-turn to I-10 eastbound, enter freeway and exit to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.  Motorists traveling US 290 eastbound will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.
  • Total closure of Houston Avenue northbound over I-10. Motorists will be detoured right on Crockett/Hogan, then left on N. Main, left on Quitman/White Oak to Houston Avenue.
  • Total closure of Houston Avenue southbound over I-10. Motorists will be detoured left on White Oak/Quitman, right on Fulton, right on Hogan/Crockett, to Houston Avenue.

Local law enforcement will be on site to facilitate traffic through the signalized intersections. Large trucks traveling I-10 eastbound will not be permitted to detour through adjacent neighborhoods.

For additional information, contact Danny Perez at (713) 802-5077. Additional closures related to this project and other roadways can be found at www.houstontranstar.org.  All closures are subject to change due to inclement weather. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO.




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