After the Federal Highway Administration halted development of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project last month, the Texas Transportation Commission this week decided to reopen public comment for the controversial project.
As currently designed, the project would add two managed lanes in each direction and shift I-45 to follow Interstate 10 and Interstate 69 on the north and east sides of the central business district, eliminating the elevated section of the freeway along Pierce Street. The project has received significant opposition from residents, specifically in the Northside and Fifth Ward areas, for its impact on health and quality of life.
Comments on the I-45 rebuild will be accepted as part of the month-long comment process for the Texas Department of Transportation’s 10-year plan, which opened today and will run through Monday, August 9, 2021.
Read more about the I-45 expansion and the current public input process from The Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/Massive-I-45-Houston-project-heads-back-to-public-16285062.php#photo-21160675