Several major freeway closures may add drive time this weekend

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There are several freeway closures drivers can expect this weekend, but added traffic and a headache can all be avoided with these alternate routes we've suggested.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, there will be a closure on I-45 North all weekend. The northbound lanes from IH-10 to Quitman Street will be closed until Monday at 5 a.m.

Drivers are advised to detour using I-10 eastbound to I-69 northbound to I-610 North Loop westbound to I-45.

Another big closure involves the Gulf Freeway. The southbound lanes from Nasa Bypass and Nasa Road 1 to FM 518 in Webster will be closed Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The southbound entrance ramp before FM 518 will also be closed.

Drivers can expect the closure to last until 3 p.m. Saturday.

The southbound lanes from Spur 5 and Calhoun Road to Griggs Road in the University of Houston area will also be shut down from Friday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 3 p.m.

Here's a warning to all drivers who were expecting to use SH-288 in Pearland of Brazoria County at any point this weekend.

All mainlanes southbound at SH 6 will be closed from Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. Crews will be working on bridge repairs.

Drivers should use Old Airline Road as an alternate route.

Starting Saturday at 7:30 a.m., the 28th Annual Tour de Braz bike ride will be held in Alvin. It will start at Alvin Community College and will tour through the Brazoria County Countryside.

It's the perfect ride for the family and will be open to all experience levels. This year's proceeds will benefit the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department.

The video above is from a previous story.

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