Gridlock Alert: Beware of these Houston-area road closures that could delay your weekend plans

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Friday, August 4, 2023
Beware of Houston-area road closures that could delay weekend plans
Read this before you hit the road this weekend! In addition to major closures on the I-10 East Freeway and Beltway 8, this closure in downtown Houston is sure to cause backups.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Be prepared! As you head out for weekend fun, you'll want to avoid these Houston-area closures.

I-10 East Freeway

On the I-10 East Freeway, all eastbound mainlanes will be closed from Gellhorn Drive to the I-610 East Loop in east Harris County.

In addition to the eastbound mainlanes, the eastbound entrance ramp from McCarty Street/U.S. 90 Alternate will also be closed.

The closure begins at 10 p.m. Friday and is expected to reopen by 4 a.m. Monday.

Drivers can take Wallisville Road as a detour.

Beltway 8

Crews will close the eastbound lanes of the South Beltway from Blackhawk Boulevard to the I-45 Gulf Freeway starting at 9 p.m. Friday.

Drivers can take the feeder road or Fuqua Street to get around the closure.

TxDOT says the same stretch of Beltway 8 will close next weekend, too.

Louisiana Street

There will be a full closure of Louisiana Street between Capitol Street and Texas Avenue in downtown Houston this weekend.

The closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday. It's expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Houston Transtar said the closure is related to construction at Jones Hall.

For more information on Houston-area road closures, visit Houston Transtar's website.