HOUSTON -

We have a weekend traffic alert to tell you about on the northwest side of town.

There will be major construction once again for your weekend commute. It starts at 9 p.m. Friday with the shutdown of Highway 290 inbound and outbound at 610 West Loop. Traffic will be rerouted to Ella off the North Loop.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area altogether during peak hours. The closure will last through the entire weekend, wrapping up at 5 a.m. Monday.

In addition to the interchange shutdown, three main lanes of 610 West Loop northbound between I-10 and Highway 290 will be blocked.

Check our traffic map here.