Weekend closures to disrupt traffic from SW to east Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Interstate closures on the east side will leave drivers seeking an alternate route as construction crews continue work to improve the I-610 Ship Channel Bridge.

At the same time, work on the US-59 and West Loop interchange continues with a major shutdowns on Saturday.

Here's what you need to know about our area's weekend closures:

Saturday only:


  • US-59 Southwest Freeway: Total closure of southbound lanes at I-610 West Loop, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Alternate routes include Westpark, Bissonnet and Bellaire. Use the I-10 Katy Freeway to travel west from downtown Houston.


All Weekend:


  • I-610 West Loop frontage road: Total closure on southbound lanes from Westpark to Fournace. Began Friday at 9 p.m. and continues until Monday at 5 a.m.
  • East Loop I-610: Southbound closure at I-10 East. Total closure includes ramps to I-610 southbound. Began Friday at 9 p.m. and continues until Monday at 5 a.m. Alternate routes are at Beltway 8, Washburn Tunnel and Highway 90.
  • US-290: Three outside lanes closed eastbound from Huffmeister to Eldridge Parkway. Began Friday at 8 p.m. and continues until Monday at 6 a.m.


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