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Posted on: May 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] IMPORTANT UPDATE: Gulf Freeway closed NIGHTLY May 11 through May 15 at Vauthier

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No 45 closure this weekend. TxDOT crews begin demolition of the Vauthier overpass starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. TOTAL CLOSURE on mainlanes and frontage roads at Vauthier from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. NIGHTLY Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15.

UPDATE 5/6/2020

Originally, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to demolish the Vauthier overpass over Mother’s Day Weekend. Today, TxDOT announced a change to thier schedule. Crews will begin demolition of the Vauthier overpass starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. A total closure is planned on I-45 mainlanes and frontage roads at Vauthier from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. NIGHTLY Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Detour maps are forthcoming. 

Houston TranStar offers free, personalized e-mail alerts or text messages that notify users of incidents, planned lane closures, and travel times on Houston area freeways. Alerts can be sent to any device capable of receiving e-mail or text messages. Register online to keep up with I-45 road closures in La Marque.


The Texas Department of Transportation announced today a total closure of I-45 mainlines and frontage roads at Vauthier Street for the demolition of the Vauthier Overpass as part of the IH-45 freeway improvement project. Citizens of La Marque and visitors to our region should expect traffic delays and detours. Vauthier overpass demolition scheduled from 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020, through 5:00 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2020. 

Detour routes for southbound traffic will be utilizing the Vauthier Street loop roads. Head south on the frontage road, perform a right turn on Vauthier Street, proceed as outlined by detour sign. After two left turns, drivers can proceed up to I-45. 

Northbound traffic will utilize Highway 3. Detour by heading north on the frontage road, perform a right tun on FM 519 (Main Street). Proceed to SH-3 and perform a left turn. Proceed to FM 1765 (Texas Avenue) and turn left. Proceed to I-45. 

City of La Marque officials are working with TxDOT on a group of graphics and maps. As they become available, they will be posted at 45.cityoflamarque.org and shared on social media.

Houston TranStar offers free, personalized e-mail alerts or text messages that notify users of incidents, planned lane closures, and travel times on Houston area freeways. Alerts can be sent to any device capable of receiving e-mail or text messages. Register online to keep up with I-45 road closures in La Marque.

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