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New 610 West Loop connector opening to ramp up relief

New 610 West Loop connector opening to ramp up relief

West Loop South aerial shot at Post Oak
Finally, some good news on the Loop. Photo by TxDOT

Drivers can soon celebrate another major milestone in the US-290 project. On Monday, July 2, a brand-new direct connector from the Galleria area will open.

The permanent 610 West Loop northbound ramp will connect to US-290 westbound. That means a big traffic switch over the weekend to get the lanes ready.

The current one-lane exit on the right side of the freeway will shut down, and by Monday morning, the new, wider, two-lane, left-side exit will open.

This reconfiguration of the interchange will likely have drivers making last minute lane changes as they get used to the new setup, so commuters should be especially aware.

This week, crews were able to widen the freeway to five lanes westbound from Antoine to Pinemont.

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