Due to all the rain, we had last week, the Texas Department of Transportation decided to postpone the major 59-610 ramp closure impacting folks traveling towards the Galleria area. Well, after much-needed drier weather, the closure kicked off Thursday evening — 9 p.m. sharp!
This massive road closure will affect thousands of drivers each day, so if you’re reading this newsletter and live in Fort Bend County or anywhere near the Sharpstown area and you use the northbound connector ramp to the West Loop northbound main lanes, that closure will happen first Thursday night. So that means you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to get to work and avoid this closure Friday morning.
Here’s a breakdown of what is happening the next couple of days into Monday night:
Two major connector ramps at the 59-610 intersection are shutting down.
First, the Southwest Freeway northbound connector ramp to the West Loop northbound main lanes close first (Thursday night at 9 p.m.).
So here’s your alternate route: Use the Furnace/Bellaire newly constructed exit ramp, continue on West Loop southbound to then make a quick U-turn under the West Loop to travel northbound. Enter the northbound main lanes on the West Loop as soon as you are able to.
Then, the following Monday, the Southwest Freeway southbound connector ramp to the West Loop northbound closes at 9 p.m. on Monday, June 14.