Texas Department of Transportation

Projects currently under development include but are not limited to:

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HOUSTON
Project Name

Estimated
Start Date

Estimated
Completion
Date

Estimated
Project Cost
($ million)


Public Benefit
I-45:
NASA to FM 518
spring
2017
summer
2020
$112.3 This project will improve mobility on a heavily traveled hurricane evacuation route. This project is a piece of the overall project to widen I-45 S from NASA 1 going south all the way to Galveston.
I-69:
at I-610
summer
2017
spring
2022
$287.0 Reconstruction of the I-610/I-69 interchange will help to reduce congestion and improve mobility and operational efficiency.
I-10:
FM359 to Brazos River
summer
2017
spring
2021
$242.2 This project is one of the pieces of the overall project to add two lanes on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. The project will aid in improving connectivity as well as improving mobility on a hurricane evacuation route.
DALLAS
Project Name
Description
I-45:
Gulf Freeway
I-45 Gulf Freeway "Passing the Baton" and Texas Clear Lanes Celebration

Read articles and stories related to TxDOT's efforts to address traffic congestion in and around Houston.

Story Publication Date
I-69, 610 West Loop interchange reconstruction to begin early next year Houston Business Journal 11/21/17
Loop 610 at I-69 near Uptown headed for heavy reconstruction Houston Chronicle 11/20/17
I-59/610 interchange reconstruction could take 6 years KHOU 11/20/17
One of Houston’s Traffic Hotspots is Getting a Big Makeover Houston Public Media 11/20/17
Construction on West Loop interchange project to begin after the new year KTRK 11/20/17
I-45 widening projects begin move to Galveston Houston Chronicle 06/01/17
Suburbs of Houston and Dallas top list of fastest-growing cities in U.S. The Texas Tribune 05/25/17
Houston projects to get major chunk of new funding approved for Texas highways Houston Business Journal 03/29/17
Texas boosts highway funding nearly $9 billion, including I-45 projects Houston Chronicle 03/28/17
Grand Parkway helps ease congestion in Spring and Klein Community Impact Newspaper (Houston) 03/11/17
Money From Voter-Approved Initiatives Earmarked For Houston Congestion Relief Houston Public Media 03/08/17
Funding for these 5 Houston mobility projects to be voted on by Texas Transportation Commission this month Community Impact Newspaper (Houston) 03/08/17
State accelerates start time for major I-45 improvement project Houston Chronicle 02/24/17
TxDOT official: I-45 widening example of combating congestion Houston Chronicle 11/01/16
TxDOT U.S. 290 Plans to Keep Up with Rapid Growth Cypress Creek Mirror 08/12/16
Plans for improvements to I-45, Robinson Road interchange under review Community Impact Newspaper (Houston) 08/10/16
I-45 HOV lane extension opening end of month Houston Chronicle 08/05/16
Work continues on Hwy. 290 through 2016 Community Impact Newspaper (Houston) 03/16/16
Turner gets bike crowd moving, on its feet Houston Chronicle 03/09/16