Texas Transportation Commission Votes to Move Forward with Proposed I-45 Expansion

September 3, 2021

This week, the Texas Transportation Commission voted in favor of moving forward with the I-45 expansion in Houston as part of the 2022-2031 unified transportation program. The Commission set a 90-day timeline to revisit the project, allowing time for completion of the current review by the Federal Highway Administration.

The North Houston Highway Improvement Project is being led by the Texas Department of Transportation, but the controversial expansion was paused in March due to concerns about its impact on minority and low-income communities. Many businesses and homes would be impacted, with private properties being taken through the power of eminent domain to make way for the proposed infrastructure improvements.

Read more about the I-45 highway improvement project and the timeline for next steps from the Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/I-45-project-still-on-the-table-with-90-day-16425828.php