By Danny Perez
There has been great progress with the I-610 West Loop/ I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange project. The new I-69 northbound connector ramp to I-610 southbound was recently opened. This included the opening of the Fournace exit from the connector ramp. Motorists coming from Sugarland that want to go to Bellaire, for example, could use this exit ramp without having to get onto I-610.
Also, currently crews are working on the demolition of the old I-69 northbound connector ramp to I-610 southbound. This will allow for the work to progress on the IH 610 northbound to IH 69 souhtbound connector.
The new I-610 southbound exit to Fournace is expected to open in late May or early June, 2020. Also, the new I-610 southbound entrance ramp from Hildalgo/ Westheimer is anticipated to be open in late May or early June, 2020.
Looking ahead for this summer:
We are making great progress and taking every opportunity to accelerate work where we can. Our goal has always been to complete this project as quickly as possible while also minimizing impacts to the traveling public.