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.
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TxDOT says drivers "may want to consider an alternate route if possible." Roger that.