Houston-area commuters that travel along Hwy. 288 in either direction to get on the Loop 610 will have to find a new alternative for the next few months.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 19, Hwy. 288 northbound and southbound connectors to the Loop 610 westbound will be closed until mid-February, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Nov. 17 through a news release.

TxDOT encourages commuters looking to get westbound on the Loop 610 from Hwy. 288 traveling north or south to detour by getting on the connecting ramp that takes you eastward on the Loop 610, getting off at the Scott Street exit, making a U-turn at Scott Street onto the Loop 610’s frontage road and then re-entering the Loop 610 westbound main lanes through the Scott Street entrance ramp.

Hwy. 288 extends from downtown Houston through Pearland and Manvel and as far south as Freeport. The three month-closure is due to the ongoing Loop 610 Cambridge project aiming to reduce congestion and improve mobility in the area, according to TxDOT.