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.

March 9, 2012


* 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.

Viewer Email: 45 Gulf at Dixie Farm Rd.
October 2, 2011

 Q: Jennifer,

I have not heard you mention the I-45 major traffic switch at Dixie Farm Rd. some time in the next couple of days.  The northbound sign says it will start tonight at 9:00 pm but the southbound sign I think says 10/01. 

Frank S.


A: Here’s a quote from TxDOT:

Tonight the contractor is removing a large overhead sign structure on the IH 45 north bound main lanes just before the FM 1959/Dixie Farm Rd. exit Thursday night starting at 9:00 PM.  For the contractor to remove the sign structure they will preform a rolling lane closure of the freeway north bound.  This means that the freeway might be stopped for a few minutes while the structure is lifted from it’s foundation and placed in between the main lanes and frontage road.

This weekend the contractor originally scheduled for a traffic switch on the IH 45 north bound main lanes but due to issues with the amount of work they are rescheduling for next weekend starting October 7, 2011 9:00 PM..

They however are still going to switch traffic on IH 45 south bound main lanes starting Saturday 9:00 PM October 1, 2011 until Sunday 8:00 AM October 2, 2011.  The traffic on the south bound main lanes will be detoured onto the temporary south bound main lane detour.

The freeway closure will extend until Monday 5:00 AM October 3, 2011 just in case we run into any issues. – TxDOT