As work advances on a project to build new interchange ramps at I-69 and Loop 610 in southwest Houston, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced major closures starting late Nov. 17 and running through the weekend.

The details

Closures in the area will include:
  • All I-69 northbound main lanes from Loop 610 to Edloe Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20.
  • The Loop 610 northbound and southbound connector ramps to I-69 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20.
  • Three right main lanes of I-69 southbound will be closed from Weslayan Street to Newcastle Drive from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, through 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
Also of note

Recommended detours from TxDOT include:
  • Northbound traffic on I-69 will be detoured to the Loop 610 northbound main lanes, where drivers can take I-10 eastbound back to I-69.
  • For northbound traffic on Loop 610 looking to connect to I-69 northbound, drivers should continue on Loop 610 northbound to I-10 eastbound, which they can take to I-69 northbound.
  • Southbound traffic on Loop 610 should continue southbound on Loop 610 to Hwy. 288 northbound, which drivers can take to I-69 northbound.
The big picture

The closures will allow crews to make bridge repairs at the interchange, TxDOT officials said in a Nov. 15 news release. The overall project, which started in 2017 and is slated to run through mid-2024, involves the demolition of all one-lane connector ramps between I-69 and Loop 610 as well as rebuilding two-lane connector ramps in their place. TxDOT announced the completion of several milestones in late October, including the opening of a new connector ramp from southbound I-69 to southbound Loop 610.