Loop 610 West southbound at I-69 will see multiple lane and ramp closures April 12-15 for mandatory construction.

What residents should know

Texas Department of Transportation officials said the closures are apart of the Loop 610 and I-69 interchange reconstruction project.

Closures include:

  • Loop 610 West southbound at I-69
  • Loop 610 West southbound entrance ramp from FM 1093 and Westheimer Road
  • I-69 northbound exit ramp to Fournace Place and Bissonnet Street
  • I-69 southbound connector ramp to Loop 610 West southbound

Danny Perez, public information officer for TxDOT, said it will be a total closure project and advises anyone who does not need to be in the area to find an alternate route.

Closures will begin Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. and are expected to last until Monday, April 15 at 5 a.m.

About the project

The Loop 610 and I-69 interchange is a $259 million TxDOT project that involves demolishing all one-lane connector ramps between the two highways and building two-lane connector ramps in their place.

Perez as well as Fernando de la Garza, construction manager for CDM Smith, presented the scope of the project at an April 11 Bellaire Business Association meeting.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety and mobility as well as reduce congestion.

Construction started on the project in February 2018 and is in its final phase. Perez said construction is expected to be complete by this fall.

The details

By fall, the following steps of the project will be complete.

  • Open Loop 610 northbound and southbound main lanes, southbound Westheimer bridges
  • Construct Loop 610 northbound and southbound main lanes, north and south median bridge
  • Construct Connector G from northbound Loop 610 to northbound I-69
  • The second lanes of connectors C and H from Sugar Land to I-610 northbound and from Loop 610 southbound to Sugar Land
  • Detention ponds and Pump Station 5

By December, the final stripes will be put on all roadways and bridges; overhead and small signs will be placed; and the project will be officially closed out.

Check it out

To stay updated with the latest road closures and project deadlines, residents can visit the project website and Houston TranStar.