Road works brings traffic nightmare

February 21, 2008 8:55:10 AM PST
Multiple construction road closures could create a traffic nightmare around I-10/I-610 this weekend.Starting 9pm Friday, February 22 until 12pm Sunday, February 24, the Texas Department of Transportation's contractor for the reconstruction of I-10/Katy Freeway just east of the West Loop will close I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound from I-610/West Loop to Washington Avenue and multiple direct connectors. The closures are needed to allow the contractor to restripe and shift eastbound mainlane traffic in the area.

Due to the concurrently scheduled closures, it could be difficult to get around near the I-10/I-610 Interchange. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes in the area.

I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be detoured via the I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound direct connector ramp to I-610/West Loop northbound to continue to I-610/North Loop, to I-45/North Freeway southbound, to access I-10/East. Alternately, I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound traffic may detour via the I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound direct connect ramp to I-610/West Loop southbound to US 59/Southwest Freeway, and travel north to access I-10/East. Other associated closures are listed below:

  • The I-610/West Loop northbound direct connector to I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be closed starting 9 PM Friday, February 22 until 12 PM, Sunday, February 24. Continue northbound to I-610/North Loop, to I-45/North Freeway southbound, to access I-10/East.
  • The I-610/West Loop southbound direct connector to I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be closed starting 9 PM Friday, February 22 until 12 PM, Sunday, February 24. Detour to exit at Old Katy Road, make a left on Old Katy Road to Washington to access I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound.
  • The Silber Tunnel entrance ramp to I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be closed starting 9 PM, Friday, February 22 until 12 PM, Sunday, February 24. Detour via the I-10 eastbound frontage road and turn left on North Post Oak, right on Old Katy Road and right on Washington to access I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound.
  • The Woodway entrance ramp to I-610/West Loop northbound to I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be closed from 9 PM, February 22 until 12 PM, Sunday, February 24. Continue northbound on the I-610/West Loop frontage road and make a right on Memorial, turn left on Westcott to I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound.
Maps of the closures and the designated detours can be viewed on www.katyfreeway.org.

For more information on the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program, including up-to-date information regarding other lane closures along the I-10 corridor, please visit the Katy Freeway website or contact the Katy Freeway Public Information Office at 281-589-5924.

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