Washburn Tunnel To Close for Two Weekends Lynchburg Ferry Hours Increased

EAST HARRIS COUNTY, November 26, 2012 - Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed for the installation of incident management security cameras during the two upcoming weekends:

• 12 a.m. (midnight) Friday, November 30th until 4 a.m. Monday December 3rd.

• 12 a.m. (midnight) Friday, December 7th until 4 a.m. Monday December 10th

“We want to inconvenience our citizens as little as possible so we will expand the Lynchburg Ferry’s weekend hours for those two weekends and encourage motorists to use alternate routes. We look forward to having an updated incident management system and the added security the cameras will bring.” said Commissioner Morman.

The Lynchburg Ferry will extend operating hours from 4:30 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. for the two weekends the tunnel is closed. Alternate routes across the Ship Channel include the 610 East Loop Freeway bridge, the Sam Houston Parkway North bridge and Highway 146/Fred Hartman Bridge.

Emergency vehicles in route will be allowed to drive through the tunnel after stopping at the North or South Guard station for access.  

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