Summer road trips are a chance to hit the open road and treat the family to a change of scenery. However, leaving the Houston area doesn't guarantee you'll leave traffic behind.
Even in less populated areas, highway construction can slow you down if you're not keeping an eye out for construction closures.
San Antonio and the Hill Country
Once you make it past construction near Brookshire, you'll encounter another big I-10 project as you approach San Antonio between Foster and Graytown roads.
If you're headed past San Antonio to the Hill Country, another I-10 construction project may cause delays between 1604 and Boerne.
On the drive to Corpus Christi, you'll see construction projects on 59 between Sugar Land and Kendleton and between El Campo and Ganado, but no major construction on Highway 77 this summer.
Heading east toward Beaumont for a trip to Louisiana this summer? I-10 is under construction. TxDOT says the closures are primarily overnight, but construction crews are widening I-10 from four to six lanes on a stretch between Winnie and Beaumont. The alternate route into Beaumont is State Highway 124.
Once you're east of Beaumont, TxDOT is also widening I-10 as you approach Orange.
Once you're ready to hit the road, check out specific construction closure information at Drivetexas.org.
Don't get caught in these construction zones on your summer road trip