GOOD NEWS: I-45 North HOV lanes set to open this summer

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- With so many festivities happening in Houston this weekend, be sure to have a designated driver if you plan to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, Rockets game or Cinco de Mayo.

Also, be on the lookout for the following closures:

I-45
The northbound lanes from Spring Stuebner to SH-99, Grand Parkway will be closed nightly starting at 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. For an alternate route, take the feeder.

US-290

Four outbound lanes from Gessner to Beltway 8 will be closed starting Friday at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. For an alternate route, take the feeder.

Westpark Drive

All eastbound and westbound lanes from the 610 West Loop to South Rice will be closed starting at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. For an alternate route, take the feeder.

I-45 North HOV:

The HOV lane will be open to inbound traffic on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 4 to July 28. There will be no minimum occupancy required.

Cinco De Mayo Parade:

On Saturday, the Cinco de Mayo parade will begin on Texas at Hamilton and Congress from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Staging for the parade will begin at 8 a.m.
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