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610 South Loop Eastbound to I-45 N connector opens

Construction of the I-610 South Loop eastbound to I-45 Gulf Freeway northbound direct connector is now complete.  Motorists can now enjoy the latest newly built direct connector to the I-45 Gulf Freeway and I-610 South Loop interchange.  The direct connector stretches from Telephone Road to Griggs Road.

The $66.5 million dollar project included the construction of two direct connectors, the I-610 eastbound to I-45 northbound direct connector and the I-45 southbound to I-610 westbound direct connector, as well as the reconstruction of the SH 35 bridge over the I-610 frontage roads.

The addition of the connectors will eliminate the current street level traffic route and improve connectivity for motorists while reducing congestion and improving safety along this heavily traveled corridor. The reconstruction of the bridge will improve connectivity between the I-45 mainlanes and SH 35.

The project is scheduled for completion the 2nd quarter of 2021.

For more information, contact Deidrea George at (713) 802-5072. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHouston.

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