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Traffic Alert: 288 southbound is still closed due to structural damage — view alternate routes

Some tolls on 288 have been waived for travelers.

HOUSTON — The southbound lanes of Highway 288 were closed Monday morning near the 610 South Loop due to structural damage.

The closure is between I610 and West Bellfort Avenue.

It's unclear how long the closure will last. Crews are assessing the cause of the damage and how it can be repaired. Broken and rippled concrete can be seen along an embankment on the highway.

Watch: Air 11 over 288 closure due to damage to highway

To prevent a major traffic jam, tolls have been waived from the Southmore Boulevard entrance ramp to the Beltway 8 feeder road entrance ramp.

"We are asking those traveling to Beltway 8 and beyond to utilize the express toll lanes. Entrances to the express toll lanes are just South of Southmore Blvd and from Holcome Blvd," said Blueridge Transportation Group, LLC. 


  • 610 westbound to Fannin St: U-turn at Fannin St onto the frontage road and enter 610 eastbound to merge onto SH 288 southbound. 
  • 610 eastbound to Scott St: U-turn at Scott Street onto the frontage road. Take the frontage road to merge onto the SH 288 southbound entrance ramp.

You can stay up-to-date on this closure here. We will also update this page with any developments.