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For those folks who are planning to travel to the Houston area this weekend, you might want to find an alternate route around The Woodlands.

The Texas Department of Transportation will be closing the north and south lanes of Interstate 45 from Robinson Road to State Highway 242 beginning today at 9 p.m. The interstate in that area will remain closed until Monday at 5 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured to the northbound and southbound frontage roads. Officers will be present to assist with the flow of traffic.

A TxDOT spokesman said that the closure is to allow worker crews to install steel girders on the Highway 242 flyover.