Bridge work will close Northwest Freeway this weekend


PHOTOS: Traffic woes

Traffic jams in the north- and southbound lanes south of U.S. 290 around Cypress will be common this weekend, as crews begin placing the first beams of the new bridge at Texas 6 and FM 1960. The project will be similar to the Barker Cypress overpass shown above.

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PHOTOS: Traffic woes

Traffic jams in the north- and southbound lanes south of U.S. 290 around Cypress will be common this weekend, as crews begin placing the first beams of the new bridge at Texas 6 and FM

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Photo: Jerry Baker, Houston Chronicle / Contributor

Photo: Jerry Baker, Houston Chronicle / Contributor

PHOTOS: Traffic woes

Traffic jams in the north- and southbound lanes south of U.S. 290 around Cypress will be common this weekend, as crews begin placing the first beams of the new bridge at Texas 6 and FM 1960. The project will be similar to the Barker Cypress overpass shown above.

>>>Don’t cry: See the funniest memes about Houston traffic …

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PHOTOS: Traffic woes

Traffic jams in the north- and southbound lanes south of U.S. 290 around Cypress will be common this weekend, as crews begin placing the first beams of the new bridge at Texas 6 and FM

… more

Photo: Jerry Baker, Houston Chronicle / Contributor

Bridge work will close Northwest Freeway this weekend

U.S. 290 road closures will begin Friday night and go through early Monday as crews place the first beams for a new bridge at Texas 6 and FM 1960.

Police will be on site to assist with traffic control, but motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes, the Texas Department of Transportation said.

DETAILS: New bridge on U.S. 290

The following sections will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15:

• U.S. 290 eastbound mainlanes at Huffmeister. Detour to the eastbound frontage road and re-enter the mainlanes after Texas 6/F.M. 1960.

• U.S. 290 westbound mainlanes at West Road. Detour to the westbound frontage road and re-enter the mainlanes after F.M. 1960.

• U.S. 290 eastbound Telge entrance ramp and the U.S. 290 eastbound exit ramp to Texas 6/F.M. 1960. Detour to the entrance ramp from Texas 6/F.M. 1960 and the exit ramp to Eldridge Parkway.

• Texas 6 northbound under US 290. Detour right on the U.S. 290 eastbound frontage road, U-turn at Eldridge to U.S. 290 westbound frontage road to Texas 6/F.M. 1960.

• F.M. 1960 southbound at Wortham Boulevard. Detour right on Wortham Boulevard, left on Wortham Center Drive, right on U.S. 290 westbound frontage road, U-turn at Huffmeister to U.S. 290 eastbound frontage road to Texas 6/F.M. 1960.

• Alternate lane of the U.S. 290 westbound frontage road from Texas 6/F.M. 1960 exit ramp to Wortham Center Drive.

The Northwest Freeway eastbound frontage road at Texas 6/FM 1960 will be closed from midnight Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Motorists will be detoured right on Texas 6, U-turn at Hempstead to Texas 6 northbound frontage road, then right on U.S. 290 eastbound frontage road.

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