Veteran's Day, Nutcracker Market, and weekend construction closures

Saturday, November 11, 2017 08:33AM
Expect traffic delays around downtown this weekend.


HOUSTON, Texas - With the Nutcracker Market in full swing, expect major crowds around the NRG Center through Sunday.

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Cash parking is $12 and pedicabs are also available.

UBER is now an official partner of the Nutcracker Market. First time UBER users can use the promo code NUTCRAKERMKT17 for $20 off their first ride.

You can also use METRO Rail's red line to Stadium Park Station if you want to avoid parking.

Houston Salutes Veterans Day and 9/11 Heroes Run

The run will take place on Saturday, November 11.

Watch for street closures between the starting line downtown at Walker and Bagby and the finish line at Smith and McKinney.

Allen Parkway will be shut down between downtown and Montrose.

Festivities will take place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., but watch for street closures prior to the event.

Roadwork could also slow down your weekend drive

I-45 North
Northbound lanes will be shut down from I-10 to Quitman on Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. An alternate route is US-59. The westbound ramp from I-10 to I-45 will also be blocked.

US-290 eastbound
The eastbound ramp to 610 North Loop will be blocked until Thursday, November 16. Take 610 West Loop southbound to Memorial/Woodway and u-turn for an alternate route.

610 West Loop
The northbound and southbound ramps to I-10 Katy Freeway westbound will be shut down nightly, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through Monday. Take the eastbound ramp to Washington, and u-turn for an alternate route.

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