Another Sucky Weekend on the Southwest Freeway

If your weekend plans include using the Southwest Freeway inside the Loop, we're sorry for you.

TxDOT is once again planning major closures along the southbound lanes between Montrose and Kirby, and little good can come of it (except, of course, repairs that might prevent catastrophe).

"The closures are necessary for crews to replace expansion joints on the US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound overpass at Kirby," TxDOT says. "Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route if possible."

The details:

Starting Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. three left lanes of US 59 the Southwest Freeway will be closed. In addition, the northbound and southbound u-turns at Kirby will be closed on Friday, December 9, at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. Motorists can u-turn via the signalized intersection.

Two southbound mainlanes on US 59 Southwest Freeway will be open at all times and police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

Lotsa luck out there, drivers.

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