Bike Detours

The construction and road work in Houston seems like it’s never ending. This is the reality every Houstonian has come to understand. Lately it seems like every week the news is informing us of a freeway that is going to be closed. Unfortunately they do not pay as much attention to how this construction affects the other commuters in Houston. US!

Do not worry, that’s what Bike Houston is here for!

The City of Houston does a great job of posting the updates on their website.

However, BikeHouston has taken the time to write a few blogs about some more challenging detours on trails. This is a way for us to keep you informed on where the detours are, and how you can safely get around them. Our very own Mary Blitzer wrote a blog on the Brays Bayou Detour. It is updated as we receive new information.

Detours By Date

Jun. 05, 2017 – White Oak Bayou Greenway

Beginning Monday, June 5, a small portion of trail on White Oak Bayou Greenway between W. Little York and Tidwell will be closed in order to repair a nearby pipe. The trail will be removed to access the pipe and then replaced after the repair work is complete. The project may last up to two weeks. Signs are in place indicating the trail is closed. Trail users are asked to exercise caution and use an alternate route.

Feb. 10, 2017 – Heights Bike Trail

The existing Heights Bike Trail Detour has been reconfigured to accommodate additional sewer upgrades and remodel of the Harris County Joint Processing Center.   To learn more, please visit:

Jan. 19, 2017- Brays Bayou Closure:

Brays Bayou Trail will closed from Bertner to Brompton for the roughly the next 6 weeks.

Detour options will be posted as weather allows but will direct trail users onto sidewalks, which are often too narrow, with many driveways, to allow for safe and comfortable cycling. Please consider  your route ahead of time and be safe!

The trail is closed to allow Flood Control to continue work expanding Brays Bayou and its capacity to hold water, and limit flooding.

Jan. 2017- Heights Trail Detour:

the trail detour on the Heights trail between San Jacinto and McKee. Your name was on the thread, so you probably already saw it, but I thought you might want to pass it along to the BH membership. The closure and detour is only supposed to be from Jan.19 to Feb. 3, but the trail gets a lot of use and people will need to know about the detour.

Dec. 2017- Houston Avenue Trail Detour:

Houston Avenue, from Spring Street to White Oak Drive, will be temporarily reconfigured to accommodate a pedestrian and bicycle detour for all Heights and White Oak Bayou Bike Trail traffic during TxDOT construction. The I-45 northbound bridge at White Oak Bayou is to be reconstructed, as well as a new connector bridge, bridge deck and other miscellaneous work on I-45 from Memorial Drive to I-10.  For more information, please visit TxDOT Houston Avenue Detour Announcement.

The detour consist of a two-way, separated bicycle facility along Houston Avenue’s west-most southbound traffic lane, and is anticipated to be implemented as soon as Saturday, October 22, 2016.  The intent of this TxDOT detour is to provide a trail-like connection between the Heights and White Oak Bike trail which will be closed and reopened intermittently during TxDOT construction.

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