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Prepare for more Houston traffic with new closures announced for 288

Prepare for more Houston traffic with new closures announced for 288

highway 288 construction forklift
Drivers on Highway 288 should get used to this view.  Drive288.com

Houston drivers are already in an understandable uproar after the permanent closure of the I-45 Gulf Freeway southbound ramp to I-69/288. Now, local commuters will have to pump the brakes with the announcement of multiple closures on Highway 288.

Here are the construction closures —permanent and continuous —  beginning Friday, January 25 on 288.

  • 288 northbound direct connectors to IH 610, both eastbound and westbound, will be permanently closed on Friday, January 25.
  • Suggested detour: Drivers should exit at Yellowstone Boulevard, then U-turn at Yellowstone Boulevard. Merge onto SH 288 southbound to IH 610 eastbound or westbound.
     
  • The IH 610 entrance ramp, both eastbound and westbound, from Bellfort Avenue will be permanently closed on Friday, January 25 at 9 pm.
  • Suggested detour: Drivers should exit at Yellowstone Boulevard, then U-turn at Yellowstone Boulevard. Merge onto SH 288 southbound to IH 610 eastbound or westbound.
     
  • Two right lanes of SH 288 northbound will be continuously closed from Reed Road to Holly Hall Street, from Friday, January 25 at 9pm through Monday, January 28.

Finally, the SH 288 northbound entrance ramp from Bellfort avenue will be continuously closed from Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9pm to August 16.

  • Detour for SH 288 northbound Frontage Road traffic: Take the SH 288 northbound Frontage Road to Holmes Road, then U-turn at Holmes Road. Merge onto SH 288 southbound, then exit Reed Road. U-turn at Reed Road, then merge onto SH 288 northbound.
  • Detour for Bellfort Ave Westbound traffic: Turn left onto the SH 288 southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 southbound. Exit Reed Road, then U-turn at Reed Road. Merge onto SH 288 northbound.
  • Detour Bellfort Ave Eastbound traffic: Turn right onto the SH 288 southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 southbound. Exit Reed Road, then U-turn at Reed Road. Merge onto SH 288 northbound.
  • Detour for Holmes Rd traffic: Turn onto the SH 288 southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 southbound. Exit Reed Road, then U-turn at Reed Road. Merge onto SH 288 northbound.

For more information on this closures, visit the Drive288 site

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