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Major Lane Closures on SH 288 Starting January 18

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Major Lane Closures on SH 288 Starting January 18

Multiple lanes to close for the opening of new direct connectors

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact:

Raynese Edwards

raynese@btg288.com

 

HOUSTON, TX—January 18, 2019

Travelers should expect lane closures near SH 288 at Holmes Rd and at Bellfort St from January 18, 2019 to January 28, 2019, depending on weather.

Crews will implement a series of closures to facilitate the opening of new SH 288 Northbound direct connectors to IH 610 Eastbound and IH 610 Westbound. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and plan extra travel time.

 

PHASE I

Closure #1

Dates: Nightly, Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9pm – Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10am

What to expect:

  • One alternating lane of SH 288 Southbound will be closed from Bellfort Ave to Holly Hall St.

Closure #2

Dates: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9pm – Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10am

What to expect:

  • The IH 610 Westbound direct connector to SH 288 Southbound will be closed.

Detour: Exit at Fannin St, then U-turn at Fannin St. Take IH 610 Eastbound to SH 288 Southbound.

Closure #3

Dates: Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9pm – Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10am

What to expect:

  • The IH 610 Eastbound direct connector to SH 288 Southbound will be closed.

Detour: Exit at Scott St, then U-Turn at Scott St. Take IH 610 Westbound to SH 288 Southbound.

 

PHASE II

Closure #4

Dates: Nightly, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9pm – Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5am

What to expect:

  • All lanes of SH 288, both Northbound and Southbound, will be closed nightly from Bellfort Ave to Holly Hall St.

Detour for Northbound traffic: Take SH 288 Northbound to IH 610 Eastbound, then exit Scott St and U-turn at Scott St. Merge onto IH 610 Westbound to SH 288 Northbound. 

Detour for Southbound traffic: Take SH 288 Southbound to IH 610 Westbound, then exit Fannin St and U-turn at Fannin St. Merge onto IH 610 Eastbound to SH 288 Southbound.

 

PHASE III

Closure #5

Dates: Permanently, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9am

What to expect:

  • The SH 288 Northbound direct connectors to IH 610, both Eastbound and Westbound, will be permanently closed.

Detour: Exit at Yellowstone Blvd, then U-turn at Yellowstone Blvd. Merge onto SH 288 Southbound to IH 610 Eastbound or Westbound.

Closure #6

Dates: Permanently, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9pm

What to expect:

  • The IH 610 entrance ramp, both Eastbound and Westbound, from Bellfort Ave will be permanently closed.

Detour: Exit at Yellowstone Blvd, then U-turn at Yellowstone Blvd. Merge onto SH 288 Southbound to IH 610 Eastbound or Westbound.

Closure #7

Dates: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9pm – Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5am

What to expect:

  • The two right lanes of SH 288 Northbound will be continuously closed from Reed Rd to Holly Hall St.

Closure #8

Dates: Continuously, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9pm – Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5am

What to expect:

  • The SH 288 Northbound entrance ramp from Bellfort Ave will be continuously closed.

Detour for SH 288 Northbound Frontage Road traffic:

Take the SH 288 Northbound Frontage Road to Holmes Rd, then U-turn at Holmes Rd. Merge onto SH 288 Southbound, then exit Reed Rd. U-turn at Reed Rd, then merge onto SH 288 Northbound.

Detour for Bellfort Ave Westbound traffic:

Turn left onto the SH 288 Southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 Southbound. Exit Reed Rd, then U-turn at Reed Rd. Merge onto SH 288 Northbound.

Detour Bellfort Ave Eastbound traffic:

Turn right onto the SH 288 Southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 Southbound. Exit Reed Rd, then U-turn at Reed Rd. Merge onto SH 288 Northbound.

Detour for Holmes Rd traffic:

Turn onto the SH 288 Southbound Frontage Road, then merge onto SH 288 Southbound. Exit Reed Rd, then U-turn at Reed Rd. Merge onto SH 288 Northbound.

 

Multi-highway construction projects are occurring simultaneously in the Houston Metro area, so TxDOT and the Drive288 Project want to stress to travelers to #KnowBeforeYouGo. Check social media feeds and local news stations for traffic advisories before heading to your destinations. For more information, please visit drive288.com/corridor.

About Almeda-Genoa Constructors

Almeda-Genoa Constructors (AGC) is a fully integrated joint venture between Dragados USA, Pulice Construction, and Shikun & Binui America. The AGC team members employ over 1,000 professional staff and over 2,000 craft personnel in North America and have nearly 20,000 employees worldwide. In addition, AGC has integrated well-respected Texas and local firms to perform key elements of the work.

About Blueridge Transportation Group

Blueridge Transportation Group (BTG) was formed to deliver the design, build, finance, operation, and maintenance of the SH 288 project. BTG is a preeminent group of worldwide and local companies with proven performance delivering large-scale P3 transportation projects. Find out more about BTG’s Drive288 project at Drive288.com.

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