Freedom Over Texas: What you need to know about traffic, street closures


HOUSTON – The Citgo Freedom Over Texas celebration is this Wednesday and that means a number of traffic changes in and around the event grounds, starting Monday.

Here are some of the changes you can expect as the city celebrates Independence Day.


Monday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. to Thursday, July 5, 7:00 a.m.
•    Allen Parkway north and southbound exit ramps from I-45 (South and North Freeways) 
•    Allen Parkway outbound at Bagby 
•    Allen Parkway inbound at Taft (Note: No access to I-45 S/Heiner/Crosby until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5)
•    Sabine Street at Memorial Drive
•    Gillette Street at W. Dallas Street 
o    Gillette (east curb lane only) between W. Dallas and Allen Parkway
•    Walker access blocked to Allen Parkway and Sabine Street. 
o    I-45 North on-ramp and the loop to McKinney remains open

Monday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. to Thursday, July 5, 3:00 p.m.
•    Allen Parkway inbound entrance ramp to I-45 South (taper)
•    Crosby Street at W. Dallas Street 
•    Heiner Street at W. Dallas Street 

Tuesday, July 3, 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, July 5, 9:00 a.m. 
•    Brazos (west curb lane) between Dallas and Lamar 

Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
•    Bagby northbound at Dallas
•    Bagby southbound at McKinney 
•    Lamar between Smith and Bagby
•    Note: Relocate message boards to West Dallas at Crosby and Allen Parkway at Gillette per I-45 S, Crosby and Heiner Street closures 

Wednesday, July 4, 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
•    Silver Street at Memorial Drive
•    Sawyer Street at Washington Avenue 
•    Allen Parkway inbound at Waugh
•    Allen Parkway Service Road at Montrose Boulevard (access to residents at all times)

Wednesday, July 4, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
•    Memorial Drive inbound at Waugh Drive
•    Memorial Drive outbound at Bagby

Wednesday, July 4, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Citgo Fireworks Display)
•    Sabine Street between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive

*The Buffalo Bayou Waterway will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. between the Capitol Street Bridge and Montrose Boulevard/Studemont Street. 

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