The ramp connecting I-69/US-59 Southwest Freeway northbound to I-610 West Loop northbound formally shut down at 9 p.m. on Thursday. It is the primary of two main closures to occur.
Chances are you’ll do not forget that just a few years in the past, the Southwest Freeway that everyone knows and typically love was re-designated as I-69. However it nonetheless refers back to the similar stretch of freeway.
And, it’s going to all the time be US-59 in our hearts.
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All of that is a part of a $259 million mission to take down two present ramps and reconstruct new ones that may improve security and enhance mobility, in keeping with TxDOT. This is what crews have deliberate.
I-69/US-59 northbound ramp to I-610 West Loop northbound
Tonight, crews closed the I-69/US-59 Southwest Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 West Loop northbound.
TxDOT says this whole ramp will likely be closed in mid-summer for about six months to make room for the development of the brand new ramp. The brand new connector is predicted to be accomplished early subsequent yr.
The closure will have an effect on these in Sugar Land, Stafford and Sharpstown for those who’re headed into downtown on Friday morning.
To attempt to get across the site visitors, it’s possible you’ll wish to think about a aspect road.
You may attempt taking Westpark Drive or exit Chimney Rock after which head east on Richmond.
As well as, as a part of this work, crews will shut the Southwest Freeway fundamental lanes in each instructions at I-610 West Loop beginning Friday at 9 p.m. till Monday, June 14 at 5 a.m.
I-69/US-59 southbound ramp to the I-610 West Loop northbound
On June 14 at 9 p.m., crews will shut the I-69/US-59 southbound connector ramp to I-610 West Loop northbound.
The ramp will likely be closed for about two months to make room for the development of the brand new one. The brand new ramp is slated for completion in fall of this yr.
These ramps will each be closed on the similar time, not less than for a short while. The brand new ramps will likely be rebuilt in the very same spot because the previous ones, so crews merely cannot hold the previous ramps open throughout development.
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TxDOT says the contractor has incentives on this work in order that they stand to obtain extra funds for early or on-time completion.
Prior to now a number of months, we have seen the opening of two new ramps: I-610 West Loop southbound to I-69/US-59 northbound and the ramp at I-610 West Loop northbound to I-69/US-59 southbound and Chimney Rock. Nonetheless, it is a prolonged mission.
Building started on the interchange in September 2017 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
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