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    Upcoming Traffic Switch on I-610 West Loop Northbound at US 290

    Katy, TX (May 11, 2016) A significant traffic change is coming to the I-610 West Loop/US 290 interchange.  The contractor is progressing with construction activities and crews are ready to begin work on the US 290 westbound mainlanes from I-610 to W. 34th.  This requires the US 290 exit off northbound I-610 West Loop be relocated from the left side of the freeway to the right side.  The exit will be temporarily placed on a portion of the ramp that will eventually connect I-10 to US 290. The switch is planned the weekend of  May 13 and involves placing barrier, pavement markers and signs.

    Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, May 13, through Noon, Sunday, May 15, three alternating mainlanes will be closed on I-610 West Loop northbound from IH 10 to W. 18th Street.  The traffic switch will be completed in two phases, starting with work on the outside lanes.

    • The exit ramp to US 290 will remain open, along with one lane continuing to I-610 North Loop eastbound.
    • I-10 Katy Freeway westbound connector to I-610 West Loop northbound will be closed. Motorists will be detoured to I-610 southbound, exit at Woodway/Memorial and U-turn to I-610 northbound.
    • There will be intermittent closures on the I-610 North Loop westbound connector to US 290.  Motorists will be detoured to the US 290 frontage road at the Dacoma exit and can re-enter the freeway past W. 34th.

    Once the first phase is complete, crews will reopen the outside lanes and close the inside three lanes.

    • The US 290 exit ramp will open in its new configuration on the right side of the freeway.
    • I-610 West Loop northbound connector to I-610 North Loop eastbound will be closed.  Motorists will be detoured to the W. 18th exit, continue on the frontage road and re-enter the freeway past T.C. Jester.

    After completion of the traffic switch, motorists will have six lanes from I-10 to US 290 — two outside lanes exiting to US 290, three inside lanes continuing to I-610 North Loop eastbound, and a center lane exiting to W. 18th just past the US 290 exit.

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    We strongly encourage motorists to pay attention to these lane changes, stay alert, and watch for posted signs.

    For more information, contact Karen Othon at (713) 354-1532. Follow us on Twitter @my290houston.

    Courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation
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