Driving into downtown Houston will be a lot easier starting Friday

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A much-needed way into downtown Houston is astir to reopen.

The Elysian Viaduct was closed years agone for replacement, but the enactment is yet finished and it volition reopen Friday afternoon.

The span spans I-10 from Brooks Street connected the northbound broadside of downtown to Commerce Street and provides a captious way into that portion of downtown.

Eyewitness News took a thrust connected the span earlier its opening this week and reported seeing wider shoulders and crook lanes for amended postulation flow. TxDOT said the $35 cardinal task upgraded the span and volition assistance relieve congestion into downtown.

"It's large for folks that enactment successful downtown [and for those who] unrecorded connected the northbound side," said TxDOT spokesperson, Danny Perez. "People going to the shot game, each the antithetic events successful downtown, they'll person different way to instrumentality different than I-45 oregon US-59."

From the extremity of the span connected the northbound side, drivers tin besides usage section streets to link to the Hardy Toll Road oregon the I-610 North Loop.

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