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New closures around HOV lanes mean more traffic on I-10 and 290

New closures around HOV lanes mean more traffic on I-10 and 290

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Expect more traffic on 290. Photo courtesy of TxDOT

Big changes are happening at METRO's Northwest Transit Center.

As part of the remodel project, all HOV and HOT lane access to and from the transit center will be closed starting July 1. The closure includes ramps to and from the I-10 and the 290 HOV-HOT ramps.

Buses will take detours, but that means the route could take a little longer.

Commuters may recall: the parking lots at the transit center shut down for construction last month.

Riders are now using lots across Old Katy Road.

Drivers can take the following detours around the HOV access closure:

  • Morning US-290 travelers exit Old Katy Road and follow signs to Uptown or I-10 East toward downtown.
  • Evening I-10 (Katy Freeway) westbound travelers have two options to access US-290 HOV/HOT Lanes: Exit Silber/North Post Oak Road and follow signs or exit Washington Avenue and follow signs to Old Katy Road.

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