TxDOT Is Searching for Solutions to Mobility Problems in Metro Houston’s I-45 Corridor

Community Impact Newspaper reports that TxDOT “is looking for long-term solutions to mitigate traffic congestion on the I-45 corridor in The Woodlands,” a planned community north of Houston. “The agency is under contract negotiations to conduct a Planning and Environmental Linkage study, which looks at transportation, environmental, community and economic goals of a specific corridor and takes those findings into consideration when planning for the future. The study is expected to begin in 2017 and could take up to two years.”  According to regional transportation planning official Alan Clark, the corridor’s major mobility problems are “excessive congestion, severe crash experience and a lack of liability, meaning drivers must allow extra time for unforeseeable road conditions.”