TxDOT completes emergency repairs on I-45 northbound connector ramp

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
TxDOT making repairs to area where pothole reported on I-45
After a pothole was reported that damaged vehicles, TxDOT is now making repairs that will last until further notice.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Crews have wrapped up pavement repairs on the I-45 North northbound connector ramp just past the 610 North Loop, the Texas Department of Transportation told ABC13's Elissa Rivas on Tuesday.

Crews began emergency repairs to the area at about 2 a.m. earlier in the day, and initially said they would continue until further notice.

TxDOT said it closed two outside lanes at I-45 northbound at Link Road to the North Loop.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Houston TranStar cameras showed heavy delays northbound as traffic was squeezed down to one lane at the North Loop.

"Our goal is to get the roadway open in the coming days," TxDOT said just after 9 a.m.

On Monday, ABC13 reported a large pothole in the area that caused flat tires and broken rims.

Several drivers had to pull over because of the damages.

READ MORE: Drivers report flat tires, broken rims from large pothole on I-45 North Freeway near N. Loop

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