Portion of Memorial Drive closed this weekend

October 15, 2010 1:15:49 PM PDT
We have a traffic alert to tell you about as there will be a big closure of Memorial Drive this weekend. Memorial Drive between Waugh and Bagby will be closed beginning at midnight on Friday, October 15, through midnight Sunday, October 17, 2010, for construction work on the Rosemont Bridge Project.

Motorists are advised to use either Washington Avenue or Allen Parkway as detour routes for travel to and from downtown this weekend.

When completed, the Rosemont Bridge will span Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou and connect the two sides of Buffalo Bayou Park.

"I am very pleased with the progress of the Rosemont Bridge," said Mayor Annise Parker. "These final segments, which will be put in place over the next month, will connect the two sides of Buffalo Bayou Park and provide pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers with a safe route across Memorial Drive to Buffalo Bayou Park."

Scheduled lane closure dates for this month are as follows:

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - Full Lane Closure: Memorial Drive between Waugh and Bagby, midnight Friday, October 15 to midnight Sunday, October 17, 2010. Three sections of the bridge scheduled to be delivered and erected, one section that spans Memorial Drive and two sections on the North Bank of Buffalo Bayou.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - Northbound Lane Closure: Studemont Bridge. One section of the bridge (widest) will be delivered and offloaded from Studemont Bridge and placed onto the South Bank of Buffalo Bayou.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - Lane Closure: Studemont Exit Ramp from Allen Parkway. Two sections of Rosemont Bridge will be delivered and erected on South Bank of Buffalo Bayou.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Lane Closure: Studemont Exit Ramp from Allen Parkway. Three sections of the bridge will be delivered and erected on South Bank of Buffalo Bayou. Four sections of the bridge will be installed, one that was previously delivered on Saturday, October 23, and the three sections delivered on this date.

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