TxDOT: I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop closed through weekend

I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop will be closed March 5-8. (Community Impact staff)
I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop will be closed March 5-8. (Community Impact staff)

I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop will be closed March 5-8. (Community Impact staff)

Southwest Freeway, between I-610 West Loop and South Rice Avenue, will be closed between Friday, March 5 at 9 p.m. and Monday, March 8 at 5 a.m.

The stretch of highway will be closed as crews work to demolish the old I-610 West Loop northbound connector ramp to I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound as well as the old I-610 West Loop southbound connector ramp to IH 69 Southwest Freeway northbound, both of which span over the main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway, the Texas Department of Transportation announced March 3.


The new I-610 West Loop northbound connector to I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound will open later this week.

Motorists should expect delays throughout the weekend. Police officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control.

The work from crews is part of the $259 million I-69/I-610 interchange project, which seeks 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.