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Beat the Traffic: Traffic plan for Freedom Over Texas

by Katherine Whaley / 11 News

khou.com

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Houstonians are getting ready for Houston's Official Fourth of July Celebration.  Setup for Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell is already underway.  The event will be held from 4:00-10:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 4 at Buffalo Bayou and Eleanor Tinsley Park.  Road closures are already in effect -- here are the details to help you navigate the roadways around the event:

 
PRE-EVENT TRAFFIC PLAN
Friday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
·         One north lane of Allen Parkway (outbound) at Eleanor Tinsley Park will be closed; two south lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) will remain open for west bound traffic
Friday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. – Friday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.
·         Two north lanes of the Allen Parkway feeder road at Gillette will be closed; south lane of the Allen Parkway feeder road will remain open for east bound traffic
Wednesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. – Friday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.
·         Two north lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) at Eleanor Tinsley Park will be closed; two south lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) will remain open for west bound traffic
 
EVENT STREET CLOSURES
Friday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. – Monday, July 5, 5:00 a.m.
·         Allen Parkway north and southbound exit ramps from the Gulf and North Freeways (I-45)
·         Sabine at Memorial Drive
·         Walker cut-off to Allen Parkway and Sabine (I-45 North on-ramp) and the loop to McKinney remain open
·         Allen Parkway (inbound) at Taft (feeder to Gillette open until 4:00 p.m. Saturday)
·         Allen Parkway (outbound) at Bagby
·         Crosby at West Dallas
·         Gillette at West Dallas
Sunday, July 4, 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
·         Allen Parkway inbound at Montrose (Allen Parkway feeder will remain open for apartments only)
·         Silver at Memorial Drive
·         Sawyer at Washington
·         Heiner at West Dallas
·         Crosby at West Dallas
Sunday, July 4, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
·         Memorial Drive (inbound) at Waugh Drive
·         Memorial Drive (outbound) at Bagby
Sunday, July 4, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
·         Sabine Bridge between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive
 
POST-EVENT TRAFFIC PLAN
Monday, July 5, 5:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
·         Two north lanes of the Allen Parkway feeder road at Gillette will be closed; south lane of the Allen Parkway feeder road will remain open for east bound traffic
·         Two north lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) at Eleanor Tinsley Park will be closed; two south lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) will remain open for west bound traffic
Monday, July 5, 11:59 p.m. – Tuesday, Jul 6, 11:59 p.m.
·         One north lane of Allen Parkway (outbound) at Eleanor Tinsley Park will be closed; two south lanes of Allen Parkway (outbound) will remain open for west bound traffic
 
***The Buffalo Bayou Waterway will be closed on Sunday, July 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. between the Capitol Street Bridge and Montrose/Studemont

 

 

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