Houston's I-610 West Loop Bridge Southbound Lanes to Reopen Monday

July 13, 2023
The $259 million project is set to be completed in 2024

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced that on Monday, July 17, the new southbound lanes on the Interstate 610 West Lane Bridge will open up. The new lanes will add more space on the West Loop Bridge that is over the Interstate 69 Southwest Freeway.

This project has been under construction since 2017, and this marks a milestone in finishing it.

Drivers will see construction crews closing the West Loop southbound at the Southwest Freeway in order to stripe the lanes and prepare the new southbound bridge for traffic on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m.

The new lanes will open up at 5 a.m. on Monday.

The new southbound bridge is part of a two-year, $259 million makeover of the southwest Houston interchange that serves as a vital artery for motorists to the downtown Houston area.

In addition to opening three mainlanes on the new southbound bridge, the West Loop entrance ramp from Westheimer Road will also reopen. It's been closed for several months as part of the construction process.

The project is supposed to be completed by 2024.

The contractor on the project is Williams Brothers Construction.

TxDOT plans on demolishing the old bridge at a later date.

Once the lanes are open on Monday, other work on the interchange can move forward.


Source: MSN.com

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