Houston Traffic: Ironman Texas Meets Hardy Toll Road Saturday; I-10 and I-45 toward Galveston were also affected

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Because driving in Houston-area traffic is an endurance sport of the mind, mentally prepare for some planned weekend closures, including one for the IRONMAN Texas event.

The Woodlands is hosting Saturday morning’s race, which will test the will of the athletes through swimming, running and cycling courses, the latter of which will have an impact Southbound Main Streets of Hardy Toll Road.

The closure of the main artery between Montgomery County and Houston essentially spans the entire span of the tollway. from Interstate 45 North to I-610 North Loop.

Here are other things to know about closures related to IRONMAN:

  • Close all southbound access ramps.
  • The northbound exit at Northgate closes.
  • Close Westbound Airport Connector and western approach ramps.
  • The race starts at 6:25 am. While the length of the lockdown is unspecified, racers have up to 18 hours to complete it.

The IRONMAN will also have an impact on traffic in The Woodlands. A detailed description of the locks can be found on the Race website.

Closure of the I-45 Gulf Freeway

The list of weekend roadblocks on our roads is not limited to the north. Beachgoers heading to Galveston could face a slowdown of their own.

A stretch to the south Gulf Freeway, from FM 517 to FM 2004, is closed all weekend, starting at 9pm on Friday and ending at 5am the following Monday. Traffic will be diverted via the front road, TxDOT said.

Emergency work underway on the I-10 Katy Freeway

It wouldn’t be a guide to weekend closures without the West Loop area being a part of it.

TxDOT had already planned to close I-10 Katy Freeway eastbound from North Post Oak to I-610 West Loop starting on Saturday morning.

But emergency repair work began Thursday evening.

“I-10 Katy Eastbound connector ramp to I-610 West Loop Southbound is closed for emergency repairs,” TxDOT tweeted. “The ramp will remain closed until at least sometime this weekend.”

The agency recommended that drivers also pay attention to the signs on the highway TxDOT Houston’s social feeds.

Watch other closures

Three lanes heading north US-59 Eastex Freeway from Laura Koppe to Little York are closed from Friday 9pm to Sunday 5am. Motorists can take the feeder as an alternative route.

Three lanes will also be closed all weekend State Highway 225 westbound from East Boulevard to Tidal Road. The feeder road is your recommended alternative.

looking ahead

A major closure is coming up next weekend, affecting a constant topic in traffic news: the I-610/I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange.

TxDOT shares it with our media partner Community Impact Newspaper that the I-69 southbound connecting ramp to the southbound Loop 610 will close at 9:00 p.m. on April 29 and will remain closed for two years.

TxDOT is also closing the I-69 southbound exit to Chimney Rock Road for two months at the same time, said Danny Perez, a public information officer for the agency.

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Dais Johnston

Dais Johnston is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dais Johnston joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing dais@ustimetoday.com.

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