I-45 to I-69 connector closes for 6 months: 12 major lane closures in Houston to know this weekend, Dec. 1-3

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The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several lane closures in the region this weekend, Dec. 1-3, according to the Houston TranStar database.

I-45 closures

  1. TxDOT crews will close the I-45/I-69 northbound direct connector beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The closure will be in effect until 5 a.m. Friday, June 1, as part of a $30.45 million project between I-45, I-69 and Hwy. 288. Drivers can detour via Loop 610 South eastbound to I-69 northbound as well as I-45 northbound to I-69/Hwy. 288 southbound to Southmore, turn left and enter Hwy. 288 northbound to I-69 northbound. Drivers can expect delays and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

2. The two northbound outside lanes of I-45 between Cullen Boulevard and the I-45/I-65 interchange will also be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4.

 3. I-45 northbound between I-10 and Quitman Street is closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Drivers can detour from I-10 eastbound to I-69 northbound, then to Loop 610 North westbound and to I-45.

4. The northbound frontage road at Broad Street is closed nightly 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. through June 30, 2018.

5. The northbound frontage road between Velasco and Dowling is closed nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 3.

6. The northbound frontage road between Bastrop Street and Saint Emanuel is closed nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Friday, Dec. 1, to Monday, Dec. 4.

Loop 610 South closures

7. The eastbound connector ramp from Loop 610 south to I-45 is closed until 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

I-10 closures

8. The eastbound and westbound connector ramp from I-10 to Hwy. 290 westbound is closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Drivers can detour to West 18th Street, turn left on West 18th Street and turn right onto Mangum Road to Hwy. 290 westbound.

9. I-10 westbound between I-45 north and Houston Avenue is closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Drivers can detour from I-45 to Loop 610 North westbound and I-10.

10. Three inside lanes westbound from N. Post Oak Road to Gessner Drive are closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Saturday, Dec. 2.

Hwy. 290 closures

11. Hwy. 290 westbound between West Road and Eldridge Parkway is closed from 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Drivers can detour to the frontage road.

12. The eastbound frontage road between Gun and West Tidwell Road is closed nightly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 4.

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Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.

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