HOUSTON - The Spur 5 connector ramp to I-45 Northbound has officially closed and will remain closed for several months.

The ramps is near the University of Houston and was shut down at Scott Street beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017.

The ramp connects I-45 northbound traffic to downtown Houston.

Drivers can exit at the Pease St./St.Jospeh exit to get downtown.

We're told the Spur is being completely rebuilt and will be closed for at least seven months.