TxDOT’s $7 Billion I-45 Overhaul Project to Begin by 2020

Community Impact Newspaper reports, “Construction on the initial part of a $7 billion project to overhaul I-45 from Beltway 8 in North Houston to Spur 527 at Hwy. 59 near downtown is expected to begin by 2020, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The North Houston Highway Improvement Project spans 24 miles and is needed to address inadequate highway capacity for existing and future traffic demands along the corridor, according to TxDOT. Between 2015 and 2040, average daily traffic volumes in the corridor are projected to increase by as much as 30 percent.” (Link inserted.)