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Gulf Freeway heading north in downtown Houston reopens after road work finishes early, TxDOT says

Bridge work on the I-45 southbound exit at McKinney was finished early and all main lanes of I-45 northbound have reopened, according to TxDOT.

HOUSTON — The Texas Department of Transportation announced Saturday night that the northbound lanes of the I-45 Gulf Freeway between Lockwood and West Dallas have reopened after a bridge repair was completed early.. 

The closure will started on Friday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. and was expected to last until Monday, Dec. 5 at 5 a.m. 

The reason for this closure is repeated strikes by over-height semis to the McKinney Street ramp crossing over I-45 into downtown.

"It’s not a significant issue but if it gets hit again or multiple times it could become a significant issue,” said Perez.

Motorists should expect delays this weekend and may want to consider an alternate route. Police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control.

More freeway closures

  • Gulf Freeway at Griggs Road -- Two outside lanes heading north on the Gulf Freeway will also be closed continuously from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Highway 225 at Red Bluff -- Two outside lanes heading inbound on Highway 225 from Red Bluff Road to Pasadena Boulevard in Pasadena will be closed continuously from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Monday.

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