Replacement work on the Yale St. bridge over White Oak Bayou now won’t start until the 25th, according to an update from TxDOT. The original planned construction start drifted past in the middle of Monday’s deluge; no changes have been mentioned yet for expected 2018 reopening date.
Meanwhile, TxDOT’s Yoakum office says it’s keeping an eye on US 59 in Wharton County to the southwest of town, though that highway is not closed at the moment according to the agency’s interactive mapping system (pictured above). The map shows areas of road closures, flooding, and construction, with written descriptions for each site clarifying which lanes are affected, by what, and how badly. Zooming in further gives a clearer picture of the extent of some of the closures — below is a view of west Houston, showing the stretch of Hwy. 6 near the Addicks reservoir that could be closed for the next 4 to 6 weeks:
The stretch between Clay Rd. and Park Row Dr. is highlighted in dark blue above, just north of I-10. Also shown, as of earlier this morning: closures on 290 between Telge and Skinner roads, and a passable-but-please-be-careful stretch of FM 2855 between FM 529 and I-10.
- DriveTexas [TxDOT]
- Previously on Swamplot: Where Houston’s Bayous Are Still Hopping Out of Their Banks; Yale St. Crossing of White Oak Bayou To Cut Out in 2 Weeks, Reopen in 2018; Houston’s First-Ever Inner Loop Walmart Opens Next Week