Total closure: Section of I-69 Southwest Freeway will be closed at Loop 610 May 29-June 1

The Texas Department of Transportation is closing all northbound and southbound main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway between I-610 West Loop and Weslayan over the weekend. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas Department of Transportation is closing all northbound and southbound main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway between I-610 West Loop and Weslayan over the weekend. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation is closing all northbound and southbound main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway between I-610 West Loop and Weslayan over the weekend. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation will close all northbound and southbound main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway between I-610 West Loop and Weslayan Street from 9 p.m. May 29 until 5 a.m. June 1, the transportation agency announced May 28.

Crews will be working on placing bridge beams for the new I-610 West Loop southbound connector to I-69 Southwest Freeway as part of the I-610 West Loop/I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange project. Once completed, the beams will span over the main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway.


Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route, according to TxDOT. Police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control.

The I-69/I-610 interchange is a major connection point of two extremely busy highways serving the Greater Houston area, according to the announcement. The $259 million project is designed to significantly enhance safety and improve mobility by widening the connector ramps to two lanes, increasing sight distances and providing remedies to eliminate weaving.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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