Construction work closes Katy Freeway this weekend

March 19, 2008 2:51:32 PM PDT
You've heard it before, and it's happening again -- drivers are warned to avoid a section of the Katy Freeway this weekend. The westbound lanes will be closed for some ongoing construction work.This Saturday, March 22 from 4am to 11:30pm, 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 westbound from Washington Avenue to I-610/West Loop and multiple direct connector ramps.

The contractor will demolish the remaining portion of the temporary Union Pacific Railroad bridge that crosses the I-10/Katy Freeway mainlanes. This temporary railroad bridge was originally constructed to facilitate railroad traffic during the construction of the new permanent UPRR bridge that opened February 19, 2008. The new UPRR Bridge was rebuilt to accommodate freeway improvements in the area.

Due to the concurrently scheduled closures, travel in the vicinity of the I-10/I-610 Interchange will be very limited on Saturday. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area or seek alternate routes to destinations in proximity to this area.

I-10/Katy Freeway westbound traffic will be detoured to exit at Washington Avenue, to make a right and continue to Old Katy Road to access the I-10 westbound frontage road and enter the I-10/Katy Freeway at Antoine. Other associated closures are listed below:

  • Two inside lanes of I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound will be closed between I-610/West Loop and Washington Avenue on Saturday, March 22 from 6am to 2pm.
  • The I-10/Katy Freeway westbound direct connector ramps to I-610/West Loop will be closed Saturday, March 22 from 4am to 11:30pm. I-10 westbound traffic destined to I-610 northbound will detour to Old Katy Road, to the I-610 northbound frontage road. I-10 westbound traffic destined to I-610 southbound will detour to Old Katy Road, make a left on North Post Oak to access the I-610 southbound frontage road and enter the I-610 mainlanes after Woodway.
For more information on the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program, please visit the Katy Freeway website at www.katyfreeway.org or contact the Katy Freeway Public Information Office at 281-589-5924.

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