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TXDOT To Motorists: Avoid SH242 and Interstate 45 This Weekend


Motorists are being urged to avoid portions of SH 242 and Interstate 45 in Montgomery County, Texas this weekend, as traffic will likely be “extremely heavy” because TXDOT will be closing ALL northbound lanes of I-45.

The closure will begin Friday night at 11:00 p.m. and the lanes will remain closed until Monday at 5:00 a.m.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured to the College Park, through SH 242 to FM 1488.

“With SH 242 cross traffic and the signals traffic is expected to be almost at a stand still,” Montgomery County Police Department reported.

ALL main lanes of southbound I-45 will be closed on Friday at 9:00 p.m. until Monday at 5:00 a.m.

Southbound traffic will be detoured to exit SH 242.

The Montgomery County Police Reporter also warns motorists that the Texas Renaissance Festival begins this weekend on FM 1774, north of Magnolia.  In addition, FM 1774 is currently under construction.

“This year officials urged motorists to travel I-45 to SH 105 to FM 1774 or SH 6 to SH 105 and east to FM 1774. With the construction on I-45 expect extensive delays,” the Montgomery County Police Reporter states.


Montgomery County Police Reporter.


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