Watch out for weekend roadwork

March 16, 2012 2:27:09 PM PDT
If you're going to be in the area of the 610/290 exchange over the weekend, you might want to carefully plan your route. There are a few road closures associated with a construction project that could slow you down.

First there will be alternate lane closures beginning Saturday night at 9pm on the 610 westbound frontage road from Ella to east T.C. Jester. All lanes are scheduled to open back up Sunday at 5am.

Also, the 610 North Loop westbound entrance ramp from Ella will be closed at 9pm Saturday and won't open back up until 5am Monday. Traffic will be detoured to the 610 eastbound frontage road, and then drivers will have to U-turn at Durham to get back on 610 westbound.

The 610 North Loop westbound exit to T.C. Jester will be closed for the next six months, beginning at 9pm Saturday through September 30. Drivers should use the previous Ella exit and continue on the frontage road to T.C. Jester.

These closures are part of the ongoing work on the Highway 290 $151.5 million IH 610/US 290 reconstruction project, which began in July 2011.

For a look at all of the construction projects going on around town, you can check the Houston Transtar website

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