HOUSTON WEEKEND TRAFFIC: What you need to know before you go

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If your weekend travels take you onto the NW or SW Freeway, you'll want to take alternate routes. (KGO-TV)

Before you head out for your weekend plans, you might want to make sure your route won't be blocked:

US-290:
Westbound from FM-529 to Eldridge Parkway will be completely closed down from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

You can detour to Senate/FM 529 exit, continue on westbound frontage road, re-enter mainlanes after Eldridge.

610 South Loop:
Eastbound and westbound from FM-521 Almeda to Scott Street, closed nightly 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Detour: Bellfort.

I-45 Gulf:
The Northbound Connector Ramp to IH-69 North will be shut down nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Thursday, Nov. 1 to Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Detour: Continue to IH-10E and exit left for IH-69 N.

IH-69 Southwest ramp to 610 West Loop:
Northbound Connector Ramp to IH-610 West Loop Northbound and Southbound will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday to 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
Detour: exit Weslayan, u-turn.

IH-610 WEST LOOP:
Three Northbound lanes at W. 18th Street will be blocked off from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

METRORail:
Rail will be suspended for maintenance on portions of the Green/Purple Line and the Red Line this weekend. The Red Line will be shut down between the Burnett Transit Center and the Downtown Transit Center, and the Green/Purple Line will be shut down from the EaDo Stadium Station to the Theater District Station. Bus shuttle service will be provided every 10 minutes.

Cigna Sunday Streets - Rice Village:
Several streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., including:
  • University: Kirby to Greenbriar
  • Morningside: University to Rice
  • Rice: Morningside to Kirby

There will also be multiple closures in Galveston for Lone Star Rally, including closures along Seawall Boulevard and in the downtown area.
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