A Portion Of I-10 Will Be Closed This Weekend

If you’re headed to Rodeo Houston you may have to carefully plan your route.

This weekend’s I-10 closure also includes the bridge over the freeway.

Starting at 8:00 Friday night TxDOT is closing a section of eastbound I-10. Local traffic can detour at Shepherd while through traffic will be funneled onto the 610 Loop.

Now as for why they're shutting down I-10 on a busy weekend, TxDOT's Danny Perez said they need to do repairs to the Houston Avenue Bridge that crosses over the freeway. It was damaged by an oversized truck back in December.

"We're going to fix the beams," explained Perez. "That's some extensive work that's going to require the entire weekend. And it's going to last until Monday at 5:00 AM."

In addition TxDOT is closing several freeway ramps:

• Total closure of I-10 eastbound entrance ramps from Silber, Washington Avenue/Westcott, T.C. Jester, N. Shepherd/Durham, Patterson, Heights/Yale, Studemont and Taylor. Also, the I-10 eastbound exit ramps to Shepherd/ Durham and Taylor will be closed.

• Total closure of the I-10 east- and westbound entrance ramp from Woodway at the I-610 northbound frontage road.

• Total closure of the I-610 West Loop north- and southbound connector ramps to I-10 eastbound, and the US 290 connector ramp to I-10 eastbound.

• Motorists traveling northbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10. Motorists traveling southbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-10 westbound, exit at Chimney Rock/Wirt, U-turn to I-10 eastbound, enter freeway and exit to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.

• Motorists traveling US 290 eastbound will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.

TxDOT is also closing Houston Avenue over I-10 and local traffic will be detoured to North Main and Fulton Streets. Perez said 18-wheelers will be prohibited from detouring through residential neighborhoods during that closure.

The westbound main lanes of I-10 will remain open during this weekend’s repair work.



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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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