Galleria Traffic Hell Alert This Weekend
The West Loop through the Galleria area can go crazy at seemingly random times of the day, but this weekend promises to be special.
From 9 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Monday, TxDOT is offering oodles of traffic fun for anyone trying to negotiate the area.
To begin with, the ramp from the West Loop southbound to the Southwest Freeway northbound will be completely closed.
Don't worry, though -- the alternative sounds completely painless:
All traffic destined to US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound from IH 610 West Loop southbound will be detoured to the Bissonnet Exit. Motorists can then u-turn at Bissonnet to re-enter IH 610 West Loop northbound to access US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound.
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Well, problem: TxDOT is also closing three lanes of the northbound 59 from Westpark to the West Loop and, as a bonus, one southbound lane in that area.
So, you know, traffic hell.
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