Southwest Freeway mainlanes to reopen Monday after demolition project

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- All mainlanes of the Southwest Freeway are set to reopen Monday morning, after crews worked to tear down two old interchange ramps.

Drivers experienced major delays around the US-59/I-610 interchange in the Galleria area this weekend.

The freeway will remain shut down until 5 a.m. Monday in both directions between the West Loop and South Rice.

On Sunday evening, crews were re-striping the mainlanes of I-69.

TxDOT had opened the brand new West Loop northbound connector to US-59 Southbound, so now the old one is coming down.

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It's not quite halfway complete, but some big progress has been made on the interchange, including a large flyover ramp.

Until then, take Richmond or other surface streets as an alternate route.

Drivers also experienced slowdowns on the Katy Freeway this weekend. Three lanes of I-10 were closed inbound just outside of downtown, between Studemont and Houston Avenue.

Take Memorial as an alternate route.

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