TxDOT has released the plans for the largest highway reconstruction project in Houston’s history. The project is expected to cost 10 billion dollars and make major connectivity changes in the downtown and northside areas. Given the gravity of the project, BikeHouston has partnered with several governmental, nonprofit, and neighborhood entities to submit unified comments addressing the connectivity, equity, and environmental issues apparent in the proposal. You can educate yourself on the reconstruction project here. Check out the segment links and the 3D visualization to help conceptualize what the plans call for.
“TxDOT continues its ongoing coordination with agencies, stakeholders, and the public regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. In response to comments received and further engineering evaluation, the Proposed Recommended Alternatives have been updated. The design changes are not included in the current evaluation of alternatives for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, but will be presented at the public hearing and included and evaluated in the Final Environmental Impact Statement.”