No immediate relief for I-10 congestion
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While the Texas Department of Transportation works to get an emergency contract in place to fix the Interstate 10 bridge, alternate routes have become inundated with traffic.
Westbound lanes were closed temporarily Monday night after a barge hit a pillar on the bridge. The transportation department has since opened the shoulder on the westbound side of I-10 to serve as an additional lane.
With traffic congestion on I-10, motorists have used alternate routes that have since been overrun with traffic. In the area of FM 2100 and Highway 90, local law enforcement has even discussed joining forces to direct traffic to alleviate traffic.
“It would take an unbelievable amount of manpower to direct traffic and try to do something in that area because the intersections are so big, like at 2100 and 90. One guy can’t handle that,” Chief Deputy Kirk Bonsal of Pct. 3 Harris County Constable Office said. “We’ve talked with the (Harris County Sheriff’s Office) about pairing up and putting some of our units and their units out there to alleviate the traffic if it comes to that.”