As evidenced by recent reports, the summer traffic doldrums continue. Houston commuters can expect more closures on the 610 Loop, the Texas Department of Transportation announced.
TxDOT will be hanging steel beams over a section of 610 West Loop southbound at Post Oak Boulevard on the weekends of June 28 and July 5, according to a release.
Expect several lane closures as work on the elevated dedicated bus lane continues. To prepare, contractors must position large cranes in the middle of the work zone of 610 at Post Oak.
This will cause a total closure overnight of 610 West Loop southbound from Woodway Drive to Post Oak Road from 9 pm, Monday, June 24, to 5 am, Tuesday, June 25. All traffic will exit at the Post Oak exit ramp and re-enter 610 southbound main lanes at the Post Oak entrance ramp before Post Oak Road.
Other major closures are being scheduled to allow for the installation of the steel beams. According to TxDOT, the following closures will occur from 9 pm Friday, June 28 to 5am Monday, July 1. The closures continue from 9 pm Friday, July 5, to 5 am Monday, July 8.
A total closure of 610 West Loop southbound from I-10 Katy to Post Oak Road
This includes the 10 Katy direct connectors to 610 southbound. All 610 southbound traffic will be required to detour to I-10 eastbound or westbound. Eastbound traffic should continue I-10 eastbound to downtown to US 69 South to IH 610 West Loop. I-10 westbound traffic will be encouraged to detour in the vicinity of downtown to access 610 West Loop via US 69 southbound or continue downtown for alternate destinations.
The US 290 east connector to 610 West Loop southbound
To deal with the closure, drivers can detour by continuing on 610 North Loop eastbound to I-45 South to US 69 South to IH 610 West Loop.
The 610 West Loop northbound
Two inside lanes will be closed from South Post Oak Road to Woodway Drive.
As previously reported, the 610 West Loop Dedicated Bus Lane project seeks to improve mobility by adding a dedicated right of way and separating buses from general traffic to help reduce congestion on the 610 West Loop.