Yes, Traffic Will Suck On The East Freeway This Weekend

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Brake lights will be out in force.
Your quick and jaunty trip down the scenic environs of the East Freeway just got a little less quick and jaunty.

The already somewhat depressing ride will feature something extra this weekend -- lots of slow-moving traffic.

The cause: more work on the Meadow Street Bridge east of downtown Houston, which got rammed by some too-tall trucks earlier this year.

All eastbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from 59 to Gregg Street from Friday, August 3, at 9 p.m. until Monday, August 6, at 5 a.m.

Yes, it gets worse, according to TxDOT:

-- On Friday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, August 6 at 5 a.m. the IH 10 East Freeway entrance ramp from San Jacinto. Detour to Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to McKee. Turn right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left onto Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to the Gregg Street entrance ramp.

-- On Friday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. until Monday, August 6 at 5 a.m. the US 59 Eastex Freeway northbound connector to IH 10 eastbound. Detour to IH 10 westbound connector ramp and continue on IH 10 westbound to the San Jacinto St. exit. Take a left on San Jacinto and then take a left at Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to McKee. Take a right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left on IH 10 eastbound frontage road to the Gregg Street entrance ramp.

-- On Friday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. until Monday, August 6 at 5 a.m. the US 59 Eastex Freeway southbound connector to IH 10 eastbound. Detour to IH 10 westbound connector ramp to IH 10 westbound to the San Jacinto St. exit. Take a left on San Jacinto and then take a left at Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to McKee. Take a right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left on IH 10 eastbound frontage road to the Gregg Street entrance ramp.

-- On Friday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, August 6 at 5 a.m. the IH 10 East Freeway eastbound entrance ramp from Chartres Street/ Runnels. Detour to the IH 10 westbound entrance ramp to enter IH 10 westbound. Exit at San Jacinto. Left on San Jacinto, left on Rothwell Street (IH 10 eastbound frontage road) to McKee. Turn right on McKee, left on Nance, right on Jensen, left onto IH 10 eastbound frontage road to the Gregg Street Entrance ramp.

So heads up. Or stay home, whichever suits your fancy.

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Thanks, on the tip-side.

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