Beltway 8 shut down this weekend

May 1, 2008 2:41:41 PM PDT
There's another major construction shutdown for drivers to avoid this weekend. This one involves Beltway 8.This weekend, beginning 7am, Saturday, May 3 until 5am, Monday, May 5, construction workers will close the northbound and southbound mainlanes of Beltway 8 between Memorial and Westview to continue demolition activities in the area. Motorists will be detoured to the respective frontage roads and officers will be stationed throughout the area to help keep traffic moving.

In addition to this weekend's closure, the I-10/Katy Freeway eastbound direct connector ramp to Beltway 8 southbound will permanently close effective 5am, Sunday, May 4 for demolition and reconstruction. The closure of this ramp marks the last of the eight ramp closures associated with the I-10/Beltway 8 Interchange Reconstruction and is expected to re-open October 2008.

All I-10 eastbound traffic destined to Beltway 8 northbound and southbound will now be detoured to continue eastbound and take the Gessner exit, U-turn to the I-10 westbound frontage road, enter the I-10 westbound mainlanes and take the new I-10 westbound direct connector ramp to Beltway 8 northbound. Northbound traffic will continue north while southbound traffic will exit at Hammerly, U-turn to the Beltway 8 southbound frontage road and enter the Beltway 8 southbound mainlanes from Hammerly. A map illustrating these detours can be viewed on the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program website using the link http://www.katyfreeway.org/Beltway8/I-10_Beltway8NB.html.

Motorists are reminded to expect multiple total and alternate lane closures and should be prepared for traffic delays when traveling in the vicinity of the I-10/Beltway 8 Interchange. Other closures associated with this weekend's construction activities are as follows:

  • The I-10/Katy Freeway westbound frontage road at Beltway 8 will be closed beginning 9 PM, Friday, May 2 until 5 AM, Saturday, May 3. Traffic will detour right on the Beltway 8 northbound frontage road to Westview, turn left to Brittmoore, and turn left to the I-10/Katy Freeway westbound frontage road.
  • The Beltway 8 southbound frontage road between Westview and I-10/Katy Freeway and the Beltway 8 southbound frontage road flyover bridge will be closed beginning 9 PM, Friday, May 2 until 5 AM, Saturday, May 3. Traffic will detour right on Westview, turn left on Brittmoore, right on the I-10/Katy Freeway westbound frontage road, U-turn at Wilcrest to the I-10 eastbound frontage road to Beltway 8 southbound.

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