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Lower COVID-19 Traffic Benefits 610 Loop Project

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Thanks to decreased traffic on the I-69/Loop 610 interchange because of COVID-19 limitations, the project is ahead of schedule.  A story in Community Impact Newspapers details how TxDOT contractors have taken advantage of the reduction to extend closure times to get more work done.  This means that Phase 2 of the $259 million project is nearly complete, with only the Newcastle/I-69, South Rice/I-69, and the I-69 northbound frontage road between Westpark Drive and east of Newcastle Drive remaining to be completed, hopefully by summer.  The new I-610 northbound to I-69 southbound connector as well as the newly configured I-69 southbound exit ramp to Chimney Rock Road should open this year.  The remaining three phases will include a reduction of the Loop 610 southbound to I-69 southbound connector to a single lane; total closures of the I-69 northbound to Loop 610 connector; and potentially the I-69 southbound to Loop 610 northbound connector.

Read more:
https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/transportation/2021/01/04/loop-610-interchange-project-picks-up-the-pace-amid-covid-19

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