I-10 to be closed both ways at downtown Houston this weekend

Elysian Viaduct Bridge
A photo from July shows progress on the Elysian Viaduct Bridge north of downtown Houston. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation/Twitter)

A photo from July shows progress on the Elysian Viaduct Bridge north of downtown Houston. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation/Twitter)

Motorists along I-10 will be taking detours around downtown this weekend as the Texas Department of Transportation closes the freeway to all traffic.

The eastbound and westbound mainlanes between I-45 and I-69 will be closed from 9 p.m. Jan. 22 through 5 a.m. Jan. 25 as work continues on the Elysian Viaduct Bridge. Multiple entrance and exit ramps will be affected as well.


Motorists traveling east will be detoured to I-45 South, where they can take I-69 North back to I-10 East. Motorists traveling west can take I-69 South to I-45 North and then take I-10 West.

The Elysian Viaduct Bridge is being replaced with a new wider structure to accommodate paved shoulders and increase the structural integrity. The project also calls for wider sidewalks along the northbound lanes between Runnels and Ruiz streets.

Additional closures and traffic information can be found at Houston Transtar.