I-610 West Loop main lanes closed through weekend

All main lanes, both north and southbound, on I-610 West Loop at I-69 will be closed from 9 p.m. July 10 through 5 a.m. July 13. (Community Impact staff)
All main lanes, both north and southbound, on I-610 West Loop at I-69 will be closed from 9 p.m. July 10 through 5 a.m. July 13. (Community Impact staff)

All main lanes, both north and southbound, on I-610 West Loop at I-69 will be closed from 9 p.m. July 10 through 5 a.m. July 13. (Community Impact staff)

All main lanes, both north and southbound, of the I-610 West Loop at the I-69 Southwest Freeway will be closed from 9 p.m. July 10 through 5 a.m. July 13 as part of work on the I-69/I-610 interchange project, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road to re-enter the main lanes after the closure location, according to the announcement.

The I-610 southbound ramp to I-69 South and the I-69 ramp to I-610 North will also be closed during the weekend construction.

Work crews will continue their work on placing beams for the new I-610 West Loop southbound connector to I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound as part of the interchange project. Motorists should expect delays and look for alternate routes. Police officers will be on-site to help with traffic control.

The closure comes after TxDOT postponed construction work on the project from June 26-29 because of inclement weather concerns.


Additional road closure information can be found at Houston TranStar.
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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