TxDOT is closing down the southbound lanes of US 59, Southwest Freeway, between I-10 and I-45. A truck hit the Bell Street bridge not long ago. TxDOT says it has to shut down the freeway completely so crews can safely make repairs. TxDOT's Danny Perez recommends an alternate route.
"Coming from the northern part of town they can take 59 going southbound, get on I-10 going westbound, and get to 45 going southbound, and that will take them back to 59."
The southbound lanes will close at 9:00 tonight. They'll reopen at 5:00 Monday morning. The northbound lanes of US 59 won't be affected.