The Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) is encouraging motorists to be advised of the total closure of IH 10 East Freeway Eastbound this weekend. As motorists are being encouraged to use alternative lanes for road travel, TX DOT wants motorists to know that all eastbound main lanes of IH 10 East Freeway between US 59 Eastex and Gregg Street near downtown Houston will be closed throughout the weekend. The closure is deemed as necessary for crews to repair the Meadow Street Bridge east of downtown Houston.
Drivers can also expect all main lanes of IH 10 East will be closed from US 59 Eastex Freeway to Gregg Street beginning at 9:00 P.M. Friday until Monday, April 2 at 5:00 A.M. Drivers who are traveling eastbound on IH 10 East Freeway will be diverted to the Jensen Street exit to the IH 10 eastbound frontage road. Drivers can reenter the main lanes of IH 10 using the Gregg Street entrance ramp.
The TXDOT also details of additional closures at a connector ramp as well as two entrance ramps in the area:
“IH 10 East Freeway Entrance Ramp from San Jacinto
Detour to IH 10 eastbound frontage road to McKee. Turn right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left onto IH 10 eastbound frontage road to the Gregg Street Entrance ramp.
US 59 Eastex Freeway Northbound Connector to IH 10 Eastbound
Detour to the Collingsworth exit. U-turn at Collingsworth to enter the US 59 Eastex southbound mainlanes. Continue on US 59 Eastex southbound to the connector ramp to IH 10 East eastbound.
IH 10 East Freeway Eastbound Entrance Ramp from Chartres Street/ Runnels
Detour to the IH 10 westbound entrance ramp to enter IH 10 westbound. Exit at San Jacinto. Left on San Jacinto, left on Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to McKee. Turn right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left onto IH 10 eastbound frontage road to the Gregg Street Entrance ramp.”
According to the TXDOT, workers are scheduled to repair a portion of the bridge that has been damaged by vehicles over the maximum height requirement that attempt to pass under the structure. For more information on road closures, detours and information, visit the TXDOT website . You can also get the latest on road conditions by going to the Houston Transtar website as well.