Monday, April 13, 2020

Update on Closure of IH-69 Northbound/Southbound Lanes & Frontage Roads

Due to the weather conditions over the past couple of weeks, the Grand Parkway Infrastructure team has modified the road closure schedule for bridge construction over IH-69/US-59. This work will be performed in several stages, as crews will need to erect bridge beams, set deck panels, pour the concrete roadway, and other miscellaneous activities. The construction of the bridges is scheduled to be completed in 3-4 months. Periodically, the team will be closing frontage roads, and all northbound or southbound main lanes on IH-69/US-59 to traffic during the activities described above. It is important to note that all northbound and southbound main lanes will never be closed to traffic simultaneously. Motorists will be detoured to the frontage roads during main lane closures.

Updated Closure Schedule

Friday, April 17 (8PM – 5AM)
o  IH-69/US-59 southbound frontage road closure between SH-99 eastbound and westbound frontage roads will take place 8PM-5AM on Friday, April 17.
o  Two lane reduction on IH-69/US-59 southbound near the bridge construction.

Saturday, April 18 (8PM – 5AM)
o  All southbound travel lanes on IH-69/US-59 will be closed south of the Porter/Conroe Exit.

Sunday, April 19 (8PM – 5AM)
o  Two lane reduction on IH-69/US-59 northbound near Community Drive. The northbound frontage road on-ramp to IH69/US-59 northbound will be closed. 

Friday, April 24 (8PM – 5AM)
o  All northbound travel lanes on IH-69/ US-59 will be closed north of the Community Drive Exit.

Saturday, April 25 (8PM – 5AM)
o  IH-69/US-59 northbound frontage road will be closed. Motorists traveling the frontage road will be detoured to Loop 494 at FM 1314 and Community Drive.

This work is part of the next stages of construction on the 184-mile Grand Parkway highway project. Work is currently underway on Segments H, I-1 & I-2, representing a 52.8-mile corridor spanning Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, northeast of Houston, Texas. Construction of new lanes and the modernization of the existing tolling infrastructure will increase capacity and improve mobility. These segments of the Grand Parkway loop are expected to open Spring 2022.