HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work this weekend to repair a portion of the Houston Avenue Bridge over Katy Freeway.

The bridge was struck by an overheight vehicle in late 2017, causing damage to multiple steel beams.

Beginning 8 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday, the following will be closed. Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

Total closure of I-10 eastbound mainlanes at the N. Shepherd/Durham exit. Motorists will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.

I-10 eastbound mainlanes between I-610 and N. Shepherd/Durham will have one to two lanes open for local traffic only. All other drivers are strongly encouraged to detour to I-610.

Beginning 7:30 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday, the following will be closed.

Total closure of I-10 eastbound entrance ramps from Silber, Washington Avenue/Westcott, T.C. Jester, N. Shepherd/Durham, Patterson, Heights/Yale, Studemont and Taylor. Also, the I-10 eastbound exit ramps to Shepherd/ Durham and Taylor will be closed.

Total closure of the I-10 east- and westbound entrance ramp from Woodway at the I-610 northbound frontage road.

Total closure of the I-610 West Loop north- and southbound connector ramps to I-10 eastbound, and the US 290 connector ramp to I-10 eastbound. Motorists traveling northbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10. Motorists traveling southbound on I-610 will be detoured to I-10 westbound, exit at Chimney Rock/Wirt, U-turn to I-10 eastbound, enter freeway and exit to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10. Motorists traveling US 290 eastbound will be detoured to I-610 northbound to I-45 southbound to I-10.

Total closure of Houston Avenue northbound over I-10. Motorists will be detoured right on Crockett/Hogan, then left on N. Main, left on Quitman/White Oak to Houston Avenue.

Total closure of Houston Avenue southbound over I-10. Motorists will be detoured left on White Oak/Quitman, right on Fulton, right on Hogan/Crockett, to Houston Avenue.

Local law enforcement will be on-site to facilitate traffic through the signalized intersections. Large trucks traveling I-10 eastbound will not be permitted to detour through adjacent neighborhoods.