Ask 2: Why is there major construction on 610 during the Houston Rodeo?

HOUSTONQuestion: Why is there major construction on 610 during the Houston Rodeo?

Answer: Folks are wondering why crews started major construction along the south loop near NRG just as the rodeo kicked off, drawing thousands of drivers to one place at one time.

One feeder lane in each direction along the South Loop near NRG is shut down causing major backups for traffic heading to the rodeo.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, their project team has gone above and beyond to work with NRG and the Houston Rodeo to minimize impacts related to closures.

In fact, opening the connector ramps from SH-288 to 610 South Loop westbound main lanes was very significant to get traffic moving in that area.


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