Gulf Freeway in La Marque closed this weekend
Wanting to take advantage of lower traffic counts, Texas transportation officials announced that the Gulf Freeway at Vauthier will be closed this Mothers Day weekend as crews dismantle the Vauthier bridge.
The mainlanes north and south and the frontage roads in each direction will be closed starting at 9 PM on Friday (5/8/2020) and are scheduled to reopen at 5 AM on Monday (5/11/2020).
Detour routes will be a bit tricky for motorists, especially for those headed southbound.
Youíre best alternate route is to take state Highway 3 in either direction and rejoin the Freeway at a point after the construction.
La Marque officials werenít notified of the closure until late Monday night and requested a delay to better prepare, but those requests were denied.
Texas Department of Transportation Officials suggest southbound traffic detour by heading south on the frontage road, perform a right turn on Vauthier St, proceed as outlined by detour sign; perform two left turns and proceed up to I-45.
Northbound traffic: Detour by heading north on frontage road, perform a right turn on FM-519. Proceed up to SH-3, and perform a left turn. Proceed up to FM-1765, perform a left turn. Proceed up to I-45.
Happy Motherís Day :-)