To reduce the amount of traffic on the westbound frontage road at Interstate-10 and Garth Road, the city has announced the exit ramp at that location is going to be closed.

The ramp will remain closed until mid- to late-July.  

Natasha Barrett, city spokeswoman, said the project is a part of the Garth Road project, where the road is being widened to six-lanes.

“Our crews needed to close down one lane of traffic to safely conduct utility work in the area,” she said.

The utility work entails the installation of a 30-inch sewer line, according to Jason Burlin, city administrative assistant. 

The Texas Department of Transportation is working on another construction project that involves a closed lane. The left turning lane on the I-10 westbound frontage lane at the John Martin Road intersection is going to be closed. However, the through-lane and the U-turn will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until June 30. 

Widening Garth Road to six lanes near I-10 is part of the city’s efforts to relieve extensive traffic.  San Jacinto Boulevard has been built to offer shoppers a road to travel to stores like Kroger and Academy without traveling on Garth Road. The second phase of the San Jacinto Boulevard project is currently underway with a completion date set for September of this year. It will tie San Jacinto in with Bush Road at West Cedar Bayou-Lynchburg, which will result in a continuous thoroughfare from I-10 to Baker Road. 

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