SH-288 southbound lanes finally reopen after months of unexpected closure

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Monday, July 12, 2021
SH-288 finally reopens after months of unexpected closure
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We have GREAT news for any drivers who commute on SH-288! Traffic will now be able to flow after months of lane closures.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Drivers, rejoice! Your SH-288 commute should be easier now that two southbound main lanes have finally reopened after three months of being blocked off.

The southbound lanes officially reopened Monday at 5 a.m. after they were unexpectedly closed for "safety purposes" from I-610 to W. Bellfort Avenue after a pavement failure back in April.

SkyEye video from April above SH-288 showed the buckled road, with large cracks through a section of new pavement.

Tolling has also resumed on the express toll lanes of SH-288.

ORIGINAL STORY: SH-288 blocked for 'safety purposes' at I-610 due to pavement failure

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