Prepare yourself: Part of 610 West Loop closed all weekend

HOUSTON – Get ready, drivers. It’s one of the most well-traveled highways in the heart of Houston's Galleria neighborhood, and it will be closed all weekend.

Crews are closing the southbound main lanes of Interstate 610 West Loop at Woodway Drive, from 9 p.m. Friday at to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers can expect major gridlock along I-610, U.S. Highway 290 and Interstate 10 in that area.

If your weekend plans take you to I-610, consider taking Interstate 45 North or streets like Shepherd, Ella or T.C. Jester as alternates. Highway 290 commuters should use Hempstead. I-10 commuters should take Chimney Rock or Post Oak to bypass the closure.