UPDATE: TXDOT has announced a change to the I-45 closure planned this weekend. The closure will begin Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The work will occur nightly from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. from Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15. The detour plans remain unchanged.
Detour routes for southbound traffic will use the Vauthier Street loop roads, which are marked with detour signs.
Northbound traffic will use Highway 3. Detour by heading north on the frontage road, perform a right tun on FM 519 (Main Street). Proceed to SH-3 and perform a left turn. Proceed to FM 1765 (Texas Avenue) and turn left. Proceed to I-45.
EARLIER: I-45 will be closed in both directions this weekend and we anticipate significant delays coming on and off the island.
Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, May 8 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 11 there will be a total closure of Interstate 45 north- and southbound lanes and frontage roads at Vauthier Road for the demolition of the Vauthier overpass as part of its Interstate 45 freeway improvement project.