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January 3, 2008

Next Long-term Sam Houston-Katy Freeway Ramp Closures Scheduled

Eastbound and westbound I-10/Katy Freeway direct connector ramps to the northbound Sam Houston Tollway will close at 10 PM, Friday, January 4, 2008. This closure is part of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program.

Recommended Detours:

I-10 eastbound traffic destined to Sam Houston Tollway northbound will detour the I-10 eastbound mainlanes via the Beltway 8 frontage road exit and make a left to the Beltway 8 northbound frontage road entering the Sam Houston Tollway mainlanes just north of Westview. This ramp is scheduled to reopen in April 2008.

I-10 westbound traffic destined to Sam Houston Tollway northbound will need to exit the I-10 westbound mainlanes via the Beltway 8 frontage road exit, make a right on the Beltway 8 northbound frontage road and enter the Sam Houston Tollway mainlanes just north of Westview. This ramp is expected to reopen in August 2008.

Recommended detour maps can be found on the Katy Reconstruction Program website. In addition to the long-term direct connector closures, motorists can expect multiple total and alternate lane closures during this time and should be prepared for traffic delays when traveling in the vicinity of the I-10 /Beltway 8 Interchange throughout 2008.

For more information about the Katy Freeway Reconstruction program and future closures, please visit TxDOT's Katy Freeway Program website.

For up-to-the-minute construction closures and traffic delays visit the Houston TranStar website.