As part of the I-610 West Loop/ I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange project, the Texas Department of Transportation has closed all northbound and southbound mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop through 5 a.m. Monday — and they’ll be repeating the closing for two additional weekends, May 13-16 and May 20-23.
Crews will continue construction on the new I-610 northhbound mainlane bridge over I-69 as well as beginning demolition of the existing I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound connector ramp to I-610 West Loop southbound, which spans over the mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway.
That’s not all.
To facilitate this work, there will be a number of additional ramp closures including some nightly closures. The latest closures and detour information can be found here.
As of Friday night, the I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound exit ramp to Chimney Rock was closed for about two months. Traffic will take the Fountain View exit ramp, U-turn at Fountain View onto IH 69 Northbound Frontage Rd. to reach Chimney Rock Road.
Police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control, according to TXDOT.
The $259 million project is designed to enhance safety and improve mobility by widening the connector ramps to two lanes, increasing sight distances and providing remedies to eliminate weaving.
The project has incentives and disincentives to encourage the contractor to beat their completion projections..
Additional road closure information will be posted at Houston Transtar and at the I-610 West Loop/ I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange project website. Follow HOU610at69 on Twitter @TxDOTHouston for updates.