TXDOT enacting alternate route for I-20 traffic

The Texas Department of Transportation has enacted an alternate route for westbound traffic on I-20 to help evacuees from Louisiana bypass the construction zone near Highway 31.

The alternative route is intended to help congestion west of FM 2087. Traffic can stay on I-20, or can take a marked alternate route, exiting at Loop 281 (Estes Parkway), then returning to the interstate on Highway 31.

Eastbound traffic won't be affected.

TXDOT is also requesting that local drivers keep the alternative route clear as much as possible by seeking local alternatives.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com