Construction continues on Loop 287

By Whitney Grunder  email

Construction on the Highway 59 project continues to move forward. As a result, the east and westbound main lanes of Loop 287 are closed for the duration of the evening.

Roads will re-open tomorrow at 6 a.m.

Westbound drivers looking to avoid the road closures need to take the frontage road at the Tulane Drive exit. Those headed eastbound can use the frontage road from the Palms Shopping Center.

Drivers should take precaution while making their way through heavy construction areas.

"Please do be careful when traveling through the 59 work zone as well as any work zone, because you know if workers are out there, your fine will double. So just be on the lookout for that," TxDOT Public Information Officer Kathi White said.

White said the project is taking longer than previously anticipated. Completion of the roadwork is set to take place in October 2010.