Right now if drivers want to get on westbound U.S. 290 from the northbound 610 West Loop, they have to get over to the left. That often means weaving through traffic and merging at the last second.
But as part of the 290 widening project that exit is now being shifted to the right side. TxDOT's Karen Othon says the West Loop will stay open while they do that work and drivers will still be able to get on 290.
"We're going to have three alternating lanes closed starting with the right side, the outside main lanes," explains Othon. "And then once crews have finished on that side they're going to open those outside main lanes and close the three inside main lanes."
The work will start at 9:00 Friday night and it should wrap up by noon Sunday. If you don't want to get stuck in traffic Othon recommends finding another route.
"I would suggest taking I-10," adds Othon. "They can take the Katy Freeway or Hempstead Highway as another good alternate to bypass the interchange."
TxDOT expects to complete the entire 290 project by the end of 2017.
See TxDOT’s US 290 Program below: