Texas Department of Transportation

"Texas highway boss: Officials are working hard to improve congestion, safety [Opinion]" – By Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., in the Houston Chronicle, Jan. 17, 2019


HOUSTON
Project Name
 
Estimated
Start Date

Estimated
Completion
Date

Estimated
Project Cost
($ million)


Public Benefit
I-610:
Cambridge St. to Scott St.
fall
2019
winter
2022
$116.9 Offer traffic congestion relief and increase mobility with the reconstruction of the mainlanes, frontage roads, the addition of a freeway overpass and eight direct connector tie-ins to SH 288
I-45:
NASA to FM 518
spring
2017
summer
2020
$112.3 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-45:
North of FM 517 to South of FM 1764

2018

2022
$289 Reconstruct pavement to eight mainlanes and two 2-lane frontage roads
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:
FM 359 to Brazos River
summer
2017
spring
2021
$242.2 One of the pieces of the overall project to add two lanes on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Aid in improving connectivity as well as improving mobility on a hurricane evacuation route
I-45, IH-69, and IH-10:
FM 359 to Brazos River

2022

2028
$4,230 Reconstruct interchanges, construct parkway connectors into downtown Houston, and construct three bridges
IH-69:
SH 288 to Spur 527

2021

2026
$274 Reconstruct 10 GPs
SH 35 and IH-610:
SH 35 North of OST to Bellfort St., Interchange at IH- 10

2022

2027
$445 Construct an 8-lane freeway, 2-lane FRs on new location, and DCs at SH 35 and I- 610
I-45:
IH-10 to IH-610 and Interchange at IH-610

2024

2028
$1,225 Reconstruct GPs, FRs, and interchange, and construct four new NTMLs

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