HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- This weekend's gridlock alert includes a Houston-area freeway closure you're probably already familiar with.
Once again this weekend, the Southwest Freeway at the 610 West Loop will be closed in both directions.
This is because crews are building a new southbound connector ramp from I-59 to the Loop. It's part of a major makeover designed to relieve congestion and make the interchange safer.
The stretch of road will close from 8 p.m. on Friday and should reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday. To get around this, drivers can take Richmond Avenue or Westpark.
Another closure drivers should be aware of begins Friday night along Highway 288.
One inbound lane will be closed from Sims Bayou to Orem.
This is expected to last until Oct. 23 as part of ongoing construction at Sims Bayou.
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