More fun from TxDOT this weekend, as the Southwest Freeway and the West Loop in Bellaire experience major closures.
You won't be able to get on the Southwest Freeway in either direction if you're going north on the West Loop, but you'll have plenty of time to ponder options because two northbound lanes will be closed from Bissonnet and 59. (Just for fun, the on-ramp from Bissonnet to the Loop will be closed, too.)
Think you can avoid this by just staying off the Loop in that area. Not so fast. ("Not so fast" is also the speed you'll be driving.) Three southbound lanes of 59 will be closed from Kirby to the Loop. You'll be down to one lane, so pretty much the entire Southwest Freeway inside the Loop should be avoided this weekend.
The repairs are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, with the lanes reopening no later than 5 a.m. Monday.
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