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610 North Loop
July 12, 2010

(As of 4/13/10)

The IH 610 North Loop project limits are from Ella to IH 45. The project consists of three phases. We are currently in Phase Two which consists of rebuilding the north side of the freeway. Phase Three will consist of constructing the south side of the freeway. On Phase 4 contractors will construct both the eastbound and westbound frontage road and some intersections. Phase One moved the east and westbound mainlanes to the outside shoulders, allowing contractors to work on the inside and middle of the freeway.
Estimated duration of project: June 2011

The IH 610 eastbound entrance ramp from North Main was closed on November 16th. It will remain closed for the duration of the IH 610 project which will be about 3 years. It is a safety issue. TxDOT feels that by closing the ramp it will help prevent last minute crisscross traffic between motorists that want to go IH 45 N and motorists on IH 610 who want to go IH 45 south. The detour: use the Airline exit and continue north until you hit IH 45. To go IH 610 eastbound continue on IH 45 and u-turn at Calvacade.
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What’s Happening On The North Loop?
September 17, 2009

I was JUST as surpised as you were to see construction barrels up on the 610 North Loop  blocking 2 right lanes this morning (Thurs. 17th).  I made a call to TxDOT and the answer is a bit long (read below).  -Jen

A:

We have closed one right lane on the IH 610 North Loop mainlanes, westbound from IH 45 to Ella.  Workers will change the right shoulder into a through lane.  This will take approximately one week.  After that is complete, the westbound traffic will be shifted to the improved shoulder with three lanes open so the contractor can work in the middle of the freeway.  There were four through lanes out there originally and we are dropping one lane to three lanes.  It may look like two lanes in some areas since there are auxilliary lanes for entrance and exit ramps.

After the westbound side is complete, the contractor will begin work on the eastbound side using the same process.

This is a stimulus project and the cost is $28.8 million.  The contractor is Texas Sterling Construction Co.  It is expected to take 7 months (April 2010); this could change due to inclement weather.   – TxDot