Gridlock Alert: Houston-area freeway closures to look out for this weekend

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Friday, September 15, 2023
Houston-area freeway closures to look out for this weekend
Heads up, drivers! This weekend's gridlock alert includes closures at the Southwest Freeway at West Loop and Highway 288 at Sims Bayou.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- This weekend's gridlock alert includes a Houston-area freeway closure you're probably already familiar with.

I-59 closure

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.

SH-288 closure

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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