During Tropical Storm Imelda several barges broke free on the San Jacinto River and crashed into the I-10 bridge causing significant damage. Since that time, traffic on the interstate has been shut down in both directions. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has shared their short-term plan to help some traffic flow through the area while repairs to the bridge are being made.
Eastbound - By Sunday, September 22, 2019, the eastbound lanes will be reconfigured to operate multiple lanes. Only eastbound traffic will operate on these lanes.
Westbound - The westbound lanes will remain closed indefinitely while the bridge undergoes major structural repairs. Westbound traffic will be diverted through other local roads until the repairs are complete.
This article will be updated as TxDOT moves forward with repairs and new information is shared.
I-10 East of Mont Belvieu
As of 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, TxDOT has shared that this stretch of the interstate has reopened to traffic.