Heavy traffic en route to Galveston as construction creates a backup on I-45

Photo by JR Gonzales

Motorists heading into Galveston encountered heavy traffic Saturday near the roadway.

Several lanes in both directions were closed due to construction on I-45 near the causeway, according to TxDOT. For beachgoers heading to the island, the road works were creating backups up to La Marque.

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Traffic along Texas 6, Texas 146, and Old Galveston Road as it approaches I-45 was also slow. Traffic leaving the island has also been slowed.

Construction work on the highway was due to finish early Monday morning.

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