Check your route: Here are your weekend construction updates

Here are the updated traffic trends for Houston highways

HOUSTON – If you’re headed out this weekend, construction could impact your drive. Here is a list we’ve compiled with the information we have so far from the Texas Department of Transportation, just in case.

Houston TranStar has a full list of active closures, as they finalize the projects that will continue this weekend. For a full updated list, click here.

KPRC 2 traffic expert Anavid Reyes has assembled this list of work-zone hot spots that are confirmed as of Friday morning.

Weekend closures:

Southwest Freeway

For the next two weekends, 59 main lanes at 610 will shut down in both directions: May 13-16 and May 20-23.

  • IH 69 Southwest Freeway southbound main lanes at IH 610 West Loop: Total closure continuously, from 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16.
    • DETOUR: Traffic to take connector to IH 610 West Loop northbound main lanes, take Westheimer Road exit onto IH 610 North Loop northbound frontage road, U-turn at Westheimer Road onto IH 610 West Loop southbound frontage road, then take next entrance ramp onto IH 69 southbound main lanes.
  • IH 69 Southwest Freeway northbound main lanes at IH 610 West Loop: Total closure continuously, from 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16.
    • DETOUR: Traffic to take connector to IH 610 West Loop southbound main lanes, take Fournace Place, exit onto IH 610 southbound feeder road U-turn at Bissonnet St. onto IH 610 northbound feeder. Take next entrance ramp onto IH 610 northbound main lanes. Take connector to IH 69 northbound main lanes.
    • Alternate detour: Traffic to take connector to IH 610 northbound main lanes, take Westheimer Road, exit onto IH 610 northbound feeder, U-turn at Westheimer Road onto IH 610 southbound feeder. Take next entrance ramp onto IH 69 northbound main lanes.

SH-225

  • Three westbound main lanes from East Boulevard to Tidal Road in Deer Park will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m., Monday, May 16.

Gulf Freeway

  • Northbound and southbound main lanes will be reduced from FM-519/Main to Sailfish Street in La Marque / Hitchcock / Texas City daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound feeder road will be reduced by one lane from FM-519/Main to Sailfish Street in La Marque / Hitchcock / Texas City daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound main lanes will be reduced from FM-519/Main to Sailfish Street in La Marque / Hitchcock / Texas City nightly from nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound feeder road will be reduced by one lane from FM-519/Main to Sailfish Street in La Marque / Hitchcock / Texas City nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound feeder road will be reduced by one lane from Sailfish Street to Galveston Causeway Bridge in Hitchcock / Texas City / Tiki Island daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound main lanes will be reduced from Sailfish Street to Galveston Causeway Bridge in Hitchcock / Texas City / Tiki Island nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Friday, September 30.
  • Northbound and southbound feeder will be reduced by one lane from Sailfish Street to Galveston Causeway Bridge in Hitchcock / Texas City / Tiki Island nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Friday, September 30
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is limiting the amount of semi’s traveling northbound through the bridge on the Gulf Freeway after Tiki Island. TXDOT recently discovered damaged beams and they have to fix the bridge earlier than expected. TXDOT is currently working on fixing the bridge, which is why these closures are in place.

Long-term closures:

59/610 interchange

  • Starting Friday, April 29 at 9 p.m., crews will close the I-69 SW Freeway southbound connector ramp to I-610 West Loop southbound for two years.
  • The Chimney Rock exit from the Southwest Freeway southbound main lanes for the next two months.
    • DETOUR: Traffic will take the Fountain View exit ramp, U-turn at Fountain View onto IH 69 northbound feeder, to reach Chimney Rock Road.

South Loop

  • The South Loop westbound connector ramp to SH-288 will close until 5 a.m., Monday, May 30.
  • One eastbound feeder road from SH-288 to Scott Street will be closed continuously until 5 a.m., Monday, May 30.
  • The U-turn lane of the eastbound feeder road of SH-288 at FM-521 Almeda Road will close continuously until 5 a.m., Monday, May 30.

North Freeway

  • The southbound I-45 North Freeway service road, south of Cypresswood Drive is closed due to the Cypress Creek Bridge being reconstructed by TxDOT. If you need to get a location south of the area towards FM-1960, you need to get on the main lanes of I-45 and exit at Richey Road.

Gulf Freeway

  • Northbound and southbound lanes on the Gulf Freeway from FM-518 to FM-517 in League City will have one lane closed in each direction happening daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, September 30.

75th Street Bridge over Brays Bayou

  • Crews will shut down the 75th Street bridge over Brays Bayou for bridge repairs. This closure is now active and will be in place for a year. An alternate route in the area to consider is Harrisburg to Wayside.

About the Authors:

Traffic expert and What’s Driving Houston reporter, proud Latina, lover of animals, food and our beautiful planet.

Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.