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Best ways to avoid I-35/Loop 410 interchange this weekend

I-35 will be closed between George Beach Avenue, Rittiman Road

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SAN ANTONIO – In case you have not heard, TxDOT is closing the main lanes of Interstate 35 between George Beach Avenue and Rittiman Road this weekend.

So we have come up with some routes that will allow drivers to avoid the traffic nightmare.

For those driving in on westbound 10, exit Foster Road and drive north. The road eventually turns into Rittiman Road, which intersects directly with the interstate where the closure ends.

Folks driving north from downtown on I-35, you might end up taking a far more scenic route. It might be best to exit at Broadway and take it all the way to Austin Highway. Drivers can stay on Austin Highway to its intersection with Loop 410 or they can swing a right on Rittman Road.

Related: I-35 project next week will cause major traffic delays near SAMMC

A third option for those driving across San Antonio, we are in luck. There are plenty of other interstates that should be free of any major construction snags. I-10 to Loop 1604 will route drivers south of the construction nightmare. Meanwhile, Highway 281 to 1604, Wurzbach Parkway or 410 will keep drivers well north of the road closure.

The closure will be in effect starting Friday April 7 at 9 p.m. The main lanes of Interstate 35 between George Beach Avenue and Rittiman Road will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, April 10 with the exception of a five-hour stretch on Saturday night to allow Spurs fans to get to and from the game.

TxDOT to close main lanes of I-35 between George Beach Ave and...

You're going to want to avoid the I-35/Loop 410 interchange this weekend. We have come up with some routes that will allow drivers to avoid the traffic nightmare --> http://ksat.tv/2oDk8N8

Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Thursday, April 6, 2017

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