I would personally call it the worst idea ever by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The state agency decided to shut down portions of the North Freeway along with the Northwest Freeway on the same weekend at the same time.

Beginning Friday night drivers found themselves in Houston’s own traffic-gate because of the simultaneous construction projects.

Depending on where you were going the delay could’ve been anywhere from 20 minutes to a full hour.

290 and 45 both saw significant delays in its northbound flow because of the late night projects.

Those who were searching for an alternate route while trying to avoid the toll roads were trapped.

I would suggest to TXDOT to do one major northbound thoroughfare at a time.

Just my two cents as a victim!