HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There are a few gridlock alerts you should know about that could slow down your Father's Day weekend plans.
First, both directions of the Southwest Freeway will close at the West Loop at 9 p.m. on Friday.
The northbound connector to the West Loop will also close.
The closure is part of the makeover designed to make that busy interchange safer and less congested.
Also on I-69, the southbound lanes between the West Loop and Chimney Rock will also close at 9 p.m. on Friday.
For both of these closures, drivers can take Richmond but should expect heavier than normal traffic there.
They'll both reopen by Monday's rush hour, so plan accordingly.
On the Katy Freeway downtown, all westbound lanes will close at I-45 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Your alternate route for this closure is the Loop.
It should reopen Sunday.
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