Avoid Memorial Drive This Weekend. As If You Had A Choice
Don't bother trying to get on Memorial Drive this weekend -- you won't be able to.
The picturesque road will be closed from Waugh to downtown from just before 12:01 a.m. Saturday to just before 12:01 a.m. Monday. And no, that doesn't mean you can walk it or ride a bike on it, either.
The good news is the reason it's closed -- the Rosemont Bridge is getting closer to completion.
The pedestrian bridge will finally provide a convenient link to the trails and parkland on either side of Buffalo Bayou.
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It's located east of the Studemont-Montrose bridge and west of Eleanor Tinsley Park.
"I am very pleased with the progress of the Rosemont Bridge," said Mayor Annise Parker. "These final segments, which will be put in place over the next month, will connect the two sides of Buffalo Bayou Park and provide pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers with a safe route across Memorial Drive to Buffalo Bayou Park."
The bridge is expected to open in January.
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