Road Closures This Weekend On Houston Highways

Drivers headed downtown this weekend will have to make plans to get around a major freeway closure.

TxDOT is closing down the southbound lanes of US 59, Southwest Freeway, between I-10 and I-45.  A truck hit the Bell Street bridge not long ago.  TxDOT says it has to shut down the freeway completely so crews can safely make repairs. TxDOT's Danny Perez recommends an alternate route.

"Coming from the northern part of town they can take 59 going southbound, get on I-10 going westbound, and get to 45 going southbound, and that will take them back to 59."

The southbound lanes will close at 9:00 tonight.  They'll reopen at 5:00 Monday morning. The northbound lanes of US 59 won't be affected. 

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Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

Gail Delaughter joined KUHF in October 2008 as Saturday morning news anchor and host. A native of New Orleans and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Gail has extensive experience in Texas and Louisiana as a radio news reporter and morning show anchor and co-host...