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The Southwest Freeway near Kirby can often be a mess, but that condition will be all but guaranteed this weekend.
Major repairs are scheduled, resulting in multiple closures. Let's let TxDOT give you the ugly details:
Starting Friday, November 18 at 9 p.m. until Monday, November 21 at 5 a.m. four alternating lanes of US 59 the Southwest Freeway will be closed. There will also be one right lane of the US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound exit to Shepherd/Greenbriar closed on Friday, November 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, November 21 at 5 a.m.
The US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound entrance ramp from Shepherd/ Greenbriar will also be totally closed on Friday, November 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, November 21 at 5 a.m. Motorists can detour to Kirby Entrance Ramp to enter onto the US 59 Southwest Freeway. In addition, the northbound and southbound u-turns at Kirby will be closed on Friday, November 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, November 21 at 5 a.m.
Two lanes on US 59 Southwest Freeway will be open at all times and police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control.
TxDOT says drivers "may want to consider an alternate route if possible." Roger that.