Aggie-LSU Game, Freeway Closures Will Mean Traffic Heck On West Side This Weekend

It won't be pleasant driving on the west side this weekend -- but you've been warned.

First, A&M is continuing its surprisingly positive introduction to the SEC by taking on LSU at Kyle Field. Houston is loaded with Tiger fans, as anyone who's gone by a shrimp-and-oyster joint on a football Saturday knows.

Houston is also filled with Aggies, as anyone who's seen grown men cry after A&M loses yet again to the Longhorns knows.

So all those Aggies, and all those Tigers, will be getting on 290 to head to College Station, and that should be fun.

At least there's no major construction scheduled for 290 this weekend -- unlike what will be happening at Katy and Highway 99.

The gist of it all, via the Texas Department of Transportation, going crazy with the boldface:

IH 10 Katy Freeway eastbound and westbound mainlanes at SH 99 are scheduled to be totally closed beginning Friday, October 19 at 9 p.m. to Monday, October 22 at 5 a.m.

The Mason Road westbound entrance ramp to IH 10 will be closed from Friday, October 19 at 9 p.m. to Monday, October 22 at 5 a.m.

The roadwork is part of the "continuing construction of the $30 million project to construct the SH 99 southbound connector to IH 10 eastbound and IH 10 westbound to SH 99 northbound connector," TxDOT says. "This project is slated for completion by the fall of 2013."

Houston TranStar has more info.

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