Archive for March, 2012

CONSTRUCTION: IH 610 NORTH LOOP
March 19, 2012

Work progresses on the IH 610/US 290 interchange:

Construction crews switched traffic this past weekend on the IH 610 North Loop westbound frontage road from Ella to East T.C. Jester.

The following closure is in place now:

– IH 610 North Loop westbound exit to T.C. Jester will be closed for the next six months, from March 17 through September 30. Use the previous exit at Ella and continue on the frontage road to T.C. Jester.

These closures are part of the ongoing work on the US 290 Program’s $151.5 million IH 610/US 290 reconstruction project, which began July 2011.

Work on I-10 Project Continues
March 12, 2012

LONG TERM CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR IH 10 ENTRANCE AND EXIT RAMP
Construction crews will be closing the IH 10/Katy Freeway westbound exit ramp to TC Jester and westbound entrance ramp from Durham for six weeks beginning Monday, March 12 at 9 p.m. until Monday, April 23 at 5 a.m. The closures are necessary for the contractor to switch traffic to the new pavement and reconstruct the entrance and exit ramps and inside lane between Patterson and TC Jester.

Expect delays and congested conditions during the course of the construction. Seek alternate routes and allow for extra time to arrive at your destination.

Traffic for the TC Jester exit ramp will be detoured to Patterson while traffic for the Durham entrance ramp will be detoured to TC Jester.

This closure is part of the IH 10 Katy Freeway Frontage Road project currently in progress. Construction began on April 26, 2010 and is currently scheduled to finish early 2013.

WEEKEND CLOSURE: SH146
March 9, 2012

TOTAL CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR SH 146 AT PORT ROAD

* This will allow the contractor to hang steel beams across the freeway for the southbound connector ramp being built.

Crews will be closing the northbound and southbound mainlanes of SH 146 at Port Road in east Harris County beginning Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, March 12 at 5 a.m. The closures are necessary for crews to construct the planned southbound connector ramp from SH 146 to Port Rd.

Motorists can expect delays and congested conditions during the course of the construction. Travelers are advised to seek alternate routes and allow for extra time to arrive at their destination. 

Traffic will be detoured to the northbound and southbound frontage roads during the closure and police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control.

Dowling: Scheduled Closure
March 2, 2012

DOWLING INTERSECTION DETOUR ALLOWS SPEEDY DOWNTOWN RAIL CONSTRUCTION 

 Traffic will be rerouted around the Texas Avenue-Dowling Street intersection in both north and south directions beginning 7 p.m., Friday, March 2.  METRO crews will work around the clock, through the week, until both Southeast Line and East End Line track work is complete through the intersection. Plans are to reopen to traffic by Thursday evening, March 8.  Also this Sunday, March 4, a detour will be in place on Austin and Caroline Streets at Capitol as METRO crews will be installing rail guideway at both intersections.