More construction in the Galleria area will cause backups this weekend

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Road closures due to construction around the Houston area could cause backups this weekend.

These are the areas you should avoid.

I-610 West Loop

There will be a total closure on the West Loop northbound at I-69 starting Friday at 9 p.m.

Drivers can take the Westheimer exit onto the I-610 northbound feeder road. Then, take the next entrance ramp onto the I-610 northbound mainlanes.

The closure will end at 5 a.m. Monday.

At the same time, two inside lanes of I-610 southbound at I-69 will also be closed.

I-69 Southwest Freeway

The Southwest Freeway southbound connector ramp to the I-610 West Loop southbound will be closed at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday.

Drivers can exit at Fountain View Drive and U-turn before taking the next entrance ramp onto I-69 northbound. Then, drivers can take the connector to I-610 southbound mainlanes.

Beltway 8

The westbound lanes of Beltway 8 from Aldine Westfield Road to Imperial Valley will be closed through the weekend.

The closure starts at 9 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. Monday.

As a detour, motorists can take the westbound exit ramp to the Hardy Toll Road then follow the westbound feeder road to the westbound entrance ramp from West Hardy Road.

SH-146

The northbound lanes of SH-146 will be closed at the Fred Hartman Bridge in La Porte.

Drivers can take SH-146 north to SH-225 west then I-610 north to I-10 East to avoid the closure.

All of the northbound lanes will be closed started at 9 p.m. Friday, and they'll reopen at 5 a.m. Monday.

To read more about Houston-area road construction, visit houstontranstar.org.
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