Why it may be easier to go out the Gulf Fwy for holiday shopping

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The holiday shopping and travel season is here!

If you're planning on fighting the masses on Black Friday, you don't want to be caught off guard by traffic and construction around popular shopping centers.

If League City is your shopping destination, there are some big changes since the last shopping season: I-45 now runs over FM-646, improving flow through the intersection.

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Additionally, roadwork along the feeder road has mostly cleared up, and you no longer need to take a maze of detours to get through the access roads.

Regardless, the Gulf Freeway is still prone to accidents. So if you want to avoid heavy traffic, take Highway 3 as an alternate route.

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