Lane Closures / Construction Updates
Let to contract for $250 million, the intersection of I-10
with BW 8 will be the second most expensive interchange in the Katy
Freeway reconstruction program.
This interchange is one of the most critical urban freeway
interchanges in the country and the construction phasing will be critical.
The current direct connects between the two freeways will have to be completely
rebuilt. This necessitates careful scheduling. TxDOT will augment
this contract with a series of incentives and disincentives designed to speed
construction. These are similar to those on existing projects on Loop 610
and other projects on I-10.
Beltway 8 @ I-10 Westbound Main Lanes & Frontage Road
Alternate lanes of I-10/KATY FREEWAY westbound between GESSNER
and KIRKWOOD and the corresponding entrance and exit ramps will be closed
beginning 9 PM, Friday, July 29 until 5 AM, Monday, August 1. (The Beltway 8
northbound and southbound to I-10 westbound direct connector ramps will remain
open during this time).
The inside lane of the I-10/KATY FREEWAY frontage road between BELTWAY 8 and
GESSNER, plus the I-10 eastbound entrance and exit ramps just before GESSNER,
will be closed from 9 PM, Friday, July 29 until 5 AM, Saturday, July 30.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 8, 2005, I-10 WEST AT BW 8-- ALL TRAFFIC WEST BOUND ON THE FRONTAGE ROADS WEST OF
GESSNER TO KIRKWOOD WILL BE DIVERTED TO OLD KATY ROAD WHICH WILL BE CHANGE TO A
ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FROM ITS CURRENT TWO CONFIGURATION. SEE THE DIAGRAM