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November 6, 2008

Weekend Closures for N. Sam Houston Tollway Westbound Lanes Between Ella and SH 249

Concrete replacement at the north toll plaza requires that alternating westbound lanes of N. Sam Houston Tollway between Ella and SH 249 be closed throughout the weekend. Although some lanes will remain open at all times throughout the construction, this section of the roadway experiences heavy weekend traffic and drivers should be advised to expect delays. It is recommended that drivers use alternate routes to access SH 249.

The closures of the main lanes will begin Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. and continue until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. During this time, all traffic traveling westbound through the north plaza will be required to merge into three lanes, while the other lanes will be closed due to the concrete work. Traffic accessing the westbound N. Sam Houston Tollway from I-45 and Beltway 8 will be affected, as well as traffic wishing to access SH 249. Because delays are expected, tolls will be waived at this location during the closure.

All closures are subject to change, due to weather, emergency work, or other events. For the most up-to-date information regarding this and other HCTRA project lane closures, visit