More road closures this weekend as TxDOT work continues at Loop 610/I-69 interchange

TxDOT plans to demolish the old northbound bridge on West Loop 610 at its intersection with the Southwest Freeway. A new southbound bridge opened Monday.


Loop 610 West-Southwest Freeway
Texas Department of Transportation
This aerial photo from September 2022 shows ongoing construction work at the intersection of Loop 610 West (overpass) and Interstate 69 in Houston.

Houston drivers should expect more delays this weekend around one of the busiest freeway interchanges in Texas.

The main lanes of Interstate 69, also known as the Southwest Freeway, will be shut down at their intersection with West Loop 610 in Southwest Houston, from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. That includes the northbound and southbound lanes of I-69 as construction crews demolish the old northbound West Loop bridge.

It’s the latest in a series of closures at the interchange, which routinely ranks as one of state’s busiest. It’s part of a larger, $260 million update of the two freeways that has been several years in the making.

Part of the area was also closed last weekend as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) opened a new southbound West Loop bridge.

METRO said its HOV lane on I-69 near the interchange will also be closed this weekend, along with the HOV lane on Interstate 45 north of downtown.

For more information about the Loop 610/I-69 interchange project and related closures, visit the TxDOT website.

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