Transportation

A Big Project On State Highway 288 Will Affect Traffic This Weekend

Northbound traffic on 288 won’t be able to access the direct connectors at the 610 South Loop.

 

As part of the State Highway 288 toll lanes project the entire 610 South Loop interchange is being rebuilt, resulting in several closures this weekend.

Friday night at 9:00 p.m., crews will close the northbound direct connector from State Highway 288 to the 610 South Loop eastbound and westbound. Monday morning, traffic will be routed onto a new temporary ramp north of Holmes Road. It’s expected to open by 5:00 a.m.

To access 610 this weekend, drivers northbound on 288 will exit at Yellowstone Boulevard, make a U-turn, and then head south on 288 back to the interchange.

A few of the 288 northbound main lanes will also shut down this weekend. The right and center lanes will be closed from Reed Road to Holly Hall, leaving only the left lane open to traffic. There will also be several other closures associated with the project.

The new 288 toll lanes are expected to open this fall. The project will run just over 10 miles, stretching from U.S. 59 to the Harris County/Brazoria County line at Clear Creek. Along with providing new transportation options for growing areas south of Houston, the new lanes will  provide added capacity for hurricane evacuation.

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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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